The Nets named Sean Marks as their new general manager, the team announced on Thursday morning.
Marks spent the past five years with the Spurs, including the last two seasons as the team’s assistant general manager. Marks also was an assistant coach on the Spurs’ 2014 NBA championship team.
“After an exhaustive vetting process, we are delighted to have Sean as our general manager,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “His experience on the court, in coaching and management gives him a 360 degree view of the job at hand. His background helping to build one of the greatest teams in the NBA gives him an unparalleled frame of reference. And he impressed us all with his vision, his values, his personality and his enthusiasm for the club.
“The vote to select him from an incredible list of talent was unanimous. We welcome Sean into our Nets family and look forward to his strong leadership and independent thinking as we build our own success story.”
Marks played 12 seasons in the NBA. He was selected with the 44th pick in the second round of the 1998 NBA draft by the Knicks. He won an NBA title as a player with the Spurs in 2005.
“I am very excited to be named the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, and to become a member of the vibrant and dynamic organization that represents Brooklyn,” Marks said in a statement. “I would like to thank Nets’ ownership for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge of creating a unified culture and building a winning team.”