The Brooklyn Nets have offered their vacant general manager position to San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Sean Marks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
A deal is not signed and guaranteed, per the report.
Marks is a New Zealand-American, and the first New Zealander to play in the NBA. He’s not related to Bobby Marks, who was an assistant general manager for the Nets until the end of last season. He played 12 NBA seasons for six NBA teams, including the Spurs from 2003-2006, where he ended up taking a front office job after retirement. Marks began as director of basketball operations and general manager of their D-League team, the Austin Toros, before later taking a job as an assistant coach with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich. After a year on the bench, Marks transitioned back to the front office as an assistant general manager.
His Spurs ties also connect him to Ettore Messina, who is a potential candidate for Nets head coach.
If he agrees to join the team, Marks would fill the position left open since Billy King stepped down on January 10th. The Nets have run without a general manager since, with assistant general manager Frank Zanin taking over in the interim. King’s new position in the organization is still yet to be determined.
If a deal falls through, the Nets may re-open talks with previously mentioned candidates, most likely Arturas Karsinovas, Bryan Colangelo, and Gersson Rosas.
The Vertical — Sources: Nets offer GM job to Spurs’ Sean Marks