Sean Andrew Marks (born 23 August 1975) is a former professional New Zealand basketball player who was the first New Zealand-born player to play in the NBA. He is currently the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets. Previously the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Marks won 2 championships with the Spurs, one as a player in 2005 and one as an assistant coach in 2014.
|Born||23 August 1975|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Listed height||6.10 ft 10 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Rangitoto College|
(Auckland, New Zealand)
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Number||22, 4, 40|
|2003–2006||San Antonio Spurs|
|2008–2010||New Orleans Hornets|
|2010–2011||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2013–2016||San Antonio Spurs (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As assistant coach:
|Points||638 (2.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||501 (2.2 rpg)|
|Blocks||87 (0.4 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
After attending Rangitoto College in Auckland, he moved to the United States in 1992 to play for the University of California, where he majored in political science, graduating with a BA degree in 1998. He was drafted 44th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and went on to play for the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
In 2000–01, he started the season with Śląsk Wrocław of Poland, and in December 2000 had an unsuccessful ten-day contract (0 games) with the Seattle SuperSonics, returning to his Polish team until the season ended. In 2003–04, while with the Spurs, he did not play a single second due to patella tendonitis.
In the next season while playing for the Spurs he had 10 minutes per game and produced an average of 3 points and 2 rebounds. That year the Spurs won the NBA championship by defeating the Detroit Pistons in seven games.
On 21 October 2010, Marks was waived by the Washington Wizards after he had failed to suit up for a pre-season game because of a hamstring injury. He was signed by Portland in November after the retirement of Fabricio Oberto.
On 24 February 2011, Marks was traded along with Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and two future first-round draft picks to the Charlotte Bobcats for Gerald Wallace. He was waived by the Bobcats on 3 March 2011.
Coaching and executive careerEdit
Marks retired in 2011. In 2012, he was named basketball operations assistant for the San Antonio Spurs and general manager for the Austin Toros. He became an assistant coach with the Spurs in 2013. The Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA Finals after defeating the Miami Heat in five games. It was Marks second championship and first as an assistant coach. At the start of the following season he returned to the front office, being named assistant general manager.
On 18 February 2016, it was announced that the Brooklyn Nets named Marks as the new general manager for the team, and penned a 4-year contract. During his third year on that contract, the Nets appeared in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, making it their first appearance since 2015.
On 21 April 2019, Marks was suspended for Game 5 of the Nets' contest against the Philadelphia 76ers, due to entering the referees’ locker room after the Nets' Game 4 loss. He was subsequently fined $25,000.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Marks and his wife Jennifer have four sons. The family resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Marks became an American citizen in 2007.
- SUNS: Suns sign Sean Marks
- NBA.com: February 2008 transactions
- "HORNETS SIGN SEAN MARKS". NBA.com. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
- "Cunningham, Przybilla, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. 24 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- Bobcats Re-sign Forward Dominic McGuire, Waive Sean Marks Archived 12 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Spurs coaching job awaits retiring Sean Marks
- Sean Marks – Director Of Basketball Operations Toros General Manager
- Spurs Announce Front Office Promotions and Additions
- Spurs' Kiwi coach Marks takes it for the team
- "Spurs Announce Basketball Operations Staff Promotions and Additions". nba.com. Turner Interactive, Inc. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
Sean Marks returned to the front office as an assistant general manager
- "Brooklyn Nets Name Sean Marks General Manager". nba.com. Turner Interactive, Inc. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Sean Marks appointed Brooklyn Nets general manager". www.newshub.co.nz. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Sean Marks inducted into New Zealand Basketball Hall of Fame
- SEAN MARKS ACCEPTANCE OF HALL OF FAME AWARD
- Hoffman, Benjamin (21 April 2019). "Nets' G.M. Sean Marks Suspended for Entering the Referees' Locker Room". New York Times. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- Suns beat Magic for 2nd time, 110–106