Nets OFFICIALLY announce hiring of Sean Marks as GM

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Updated: February 18, 2016
Sean Marks at Nets press conference introducing him

The gamesmanship is over and the Brooklyn Nets have officially announced that Sean Marks has been named the teams next general manager.

The last day or so has been quite interesting to say the least as the Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov were playing coy about offering the job to Marks.  It seems that Marks had some final issues to work out with his job duties and role in the organization.

Regardless of the exhaustive vetting process by the Nets and the so-called power play made by Marks to get as much power as he wanted the deal got done.

The Nets and Marks agreed to a four-year contract, league sources told The Vertical.

Here is the message sent from Prokhorov:

“After an exhaustive vetting process, we are delighted to have Sean as our General Manager,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said. “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.”

“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. “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.”

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