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But Demps and Monty Williams haven’t always seen eye to eye, according to several league sources, and ownership is more committed at this point to Williams as a long-term organizational pillar. Two names to watch if the Pellies eventually part ways with Demps: Joe Dumars and Bobby Marks, the Nets’ assistant GM. Dumars is from Louisiana and tight with higher-ups from the New Orleans Saints, a relationship that dates to well before any real possibility Tom Benson would ever own an NBA team. Marks is well respected and could become a candidate for the New Orleans job. Grantland

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At least that's how P.J. Carlesimo feels about Mikhail Prokhorov, who's on the hook for a roughly $12.8-million luxury tax bill this season. And the Nets' tax number is expected to jump significantly in 2013-14. "You couldn't overstate it," the Nets' interim coach said Monday. "It's one of the best things an owner can do. "I think giving a coach a long-term contract is more important," he joked, "but other than that . . . I think you've got an owner who's willing to spend money and not pay lip service. All the owners go, 'We want to win a championship.' When you've got somebody that is committed to winning and expends funds to do it, give [GM Billy King and [assistant GM] Bobby Marks and these guys the resources, it's fantastic." Newsday

July 13, 2012 Updates

After the Nets officially put together virtually an entire new roster Wednesday, owner Mikhail Prokhorov issued a statement yesterday praising his management team of general manager Billy King, assistant GM Bobby Marks and Johnson on the work they’ve put in over the past two weeks. “I’m thrilled with the way our team has come together,” Prokhorov said in the statement. “My congratulations and appreciation go out to general manager Billy King, assistant general manager Bobby Marks and head coach Avery Johnson for their tenacity, nerve and heart throughout this process. With the re-signing of Deron Williams and the trade for Joe Johnson, we go into our new home led by an All-Star backcourt and with every hope of a great season for the Brooklyn Nets. I can’t wait until opening night.” New York Post

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Mikhail Prokhorov: "I'm thrilled with the way our team has come together. My congratulations and appreciation go out to General Manager Billy King, Assistant General Manager Bobby Marks and Head Coach Avery Johnson for their tenacity, nerve and heart throughout this process. With the re-signing of Deron Williams and the trade for Joe Johnson, we go into our new home led by an All-Star backcourt and with every hope of a great season for the Brooklyn Nets. I can't wait until opening night." Sulia

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The New Jersey Nets have named Bobby Marks as assistant general manager, General Manager Billy King announced today. Marks was promoted from his previous position of vice president of basketball operations. “Bobby has been a well-respected member of this department for an extended period of time,” said King. “He is very deserving of this promotion, and his expertise will be invaluable as we look to re-build the Nets into a championship-caliber team.” NBA.com

July 16, 2010 Updates

Bobby Marks is going to be more influential than he was under Rod Thorn, King suggests, because the new GM is going to take all the clerical rubbish off his plate. That just means Marks will no longer spend time working out travel itineraries, etc. – he’ll do more roster planning and long-term thinking than calling around for good hotel rates. Newark Star-Ledger

July 15, 2010 Updates

King said Vice president of basketball operations Bobby Marks would continue the role he’s had since Kiki Vandeweghe left. A jack-of-all-trades, Marks took on some of the GM duties. “I think he’ll continue doing exactly what he’s doing, but I’d like him to give up some of the things like travel – let some other people do that – and really focus more on assisting me with the cap and coming up with ideas trade-wise,” King said. “I’ll look at him being my right-hand in basketball operations.” Bergen Record

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Names most prominently mentioned by team insiders as possible successors to Thorn are Nets VP Bobby Marks, Thunder GM Sam Presti and Hornets GM Jeff Bower. Two names mentioned that already have been discounted by sources are fired Portland GM Kevin Pritchard and former Phoenix owner Jerry Colangelo. New York Post

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