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Nets hire Sean Marks as new general manager

POSTED: Feb 18, 2016 11:12 AM ET

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— The Brooklyn Nets have hired Sean Marks of the San Antonio Spurs as their general manager.

Marks has spent the last five years with the Spurs, including the last two as assistant general manager. He was an assistant coach when they won the 2014 NBA title.

He is leaving one of the NBA's most consistently successful franchises to join a team that is 14-40 and has the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Marks replaces general manager Billy King, who was reassigned Jan. 10, the same day coach Lionel Hollins was fired.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov on Thursday lauded Marks for his coaching and management experience, saying it "gives him a 360-degree view of the job at hand."

Marks played 12 years in NBA with six teams, including the Spurs.