Sean Marks was named as the Nets’ general manager on February 18, 2016 and oversees all aspects of the team’s basketball operations.
Marks joined the Nets after spending the past five years with the San Antonio Spurs, including the last two seasons as the team’s assistant general manager. Prior to serving as assistant general manager, Marks spent one season as an assistant coach on the Spurs’ 2014 NBA Championship team, one season as the team’s director of basketball operations and general manager of the Spurs’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, and one season as a basketball operations assistant.
A veteran of 12 NBA seasons, Marks was originally selected with the 44th pick in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Over the course of his playing career, he suited up for six different franchises, including the Toronto Raptors (1998-00), Miami Heat (2001-03), Phoenix Suns (2006-08), New Orleans Hornets (2008-10) and Portland Trail Blazers (2010-11). He also spent three seasons with the Spurs (2003-06) and was a member of the 2005 NBA Championship team.
Prior to embarking on his NBA career, Marks played four seasons at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a captain during his senior season (1997-98). He earned his degree in political science in 1998.
Marks is a native of Auckland, New Zealand, representing the country in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. He was also a member of the team that finished fourth at the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
Sean and his wife, Jennifer, have four boys, Aidan, Lucas, Owen and Elliott.