HoopsHype Sean Marks rumors

September 19, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced several front office promotions and additions entering the 2013-14 NBA season. Sean Marks assumes the role of assistant coach for the Spurs after serving the past season as director of basketball operations/Toros GM. Brian Pauga, currently director of scouting, adds Austin Toros general manager to his duties. Additionally, Will Hardy has been promoted to video coordinator, Anthony Falsone joins the Spurs as the athletic performance coordinator and Matt J. Herring assumes the role of athletic performance associate. NBA.com

September 17, 2013 Updates
June 8, 2013 Updates

New Zealand Breakers and Tall Blacks basketball star Tom Abercrombie is off to the United States for a "now-or-never" crack at an NBA contract. Abercombie flies out of Auckland tomorrow for mini-camp opportunities with NBA franchises the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs currently lead the NBA finals 1-0 and feature former Tall Blacks captain Sean Marks as a key executive. Stuff.co.nz

November 28, 2012 Updates

The D-League also is useful to those with goals of gaining employment in the NBA, and that includes those such as Marks and Dell Demps, the former Spurs assistant GM who runs the New Orleans Hornets. “Being GM of my own team is a dream, for sure,” Marks said. “I know I have a long way to go, but I have a great stepping stone now with the opportunity I have had to learn from Pop, Danny (Ferry), Dennis (former assistant GM Dennis Lindsey). “The way R.C. handles it is amazing: He says, ‘Here, have fun with it; it’s your team, run it. He doesn’t micromanage, and until he gets sick of me asking question after question, I’ll keep picking his brain.” San Antonio Express-News

October 10, 2012 Updates

In his new role as Spurs director of basketball operations, Sean Marks has one duty that is not listed among his official responsibilities: primary recipient of Tim Duncan’s daily ribbing. Whether it’s verbal or visual, the Spurs captain usually finds a way to take a daily jab at his good friend and former teammate and backup big man. “Can you believe I have to put up with that guy?” Marks joked Tuesday after the Spurs formally announced his appointment as both director of basketball operations and general manager of their D-League team, the Austin Toros. San Antonio Express-News

October 9, 2012 Updates

The Spurs announced a slew of promotions and additions on Tuesday: Sean Marks is director of basketball operations and Toros general manager; Brian Pauga is now the director of scouting; and Gabe Farkas will assume the role of director of basketball analytics. Matt Meiners has been hired as the manager of statistical development; Brandon James joins the Spurs as the manager of basketball administration; and Trajan Langdon joins the team as a pro scout. San Antonio Express-News

Former Spur forward Sean Marks — who was apart of the 2005 championship team — was promoted to director of basketball operations for San Antonio. He will also assume the role of general manager for the Austin Toros, the Spurs D-League affiliate. Marks spent last season as the basketball operations assistant for the Spurs. The Spurs also announced several promotions today. Brian Pauga, who worked as the scouting coordinator last season, will be the director of scouting. Pauga has been with the organization since the 2007-08 season. Air Alamo

December 18, 2011 Updates

New Zealand's most successful basketball export Sean Marks has announced the end of his playing career after eleven seasons and 230 games in the NBA. The 36-year-old was the first Kiwi to play in the American competition, considered the sport's toughest league, and it included stints for six different teams and a title with the San Antonia Spurs in 2005. Stuff.co.nz

March 3, 2011 Updates

I spoke with Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins before the game about his plan to re-sign Dominic McGuire, then add D-Leaguer Garrett Temple with a roster spot to be created by waiving Sean Marks. Higgins said they investigated other possibilities, such as Rasual Butler, but some players wouldn't commit to signing yet, waiting for teams with better playoff prospects to make offers. Charlotte Observer

March 2, 2011 Updates
February 28, 2011 Updates

I'm told the Bobcats filed the paperwork to waive Mo Peterson, so that should become official today. They'll hold off on waiving Sean Marks, since he'd somewhat serve as insurance should center Joel Przybilla's knee act up. Charlotte Observer

February 27, 2011 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats are reconsidering their decision to cut Sean Marks from their NBA roster. Marks arrived in Charlotte last week as part of a deal with the Portland Trial Blazers just prior to the trade deadline. Bobcats GM Rod Higgins says concerns over also newly acquired Joel Pryzbilla, who has knee issues, has meant the organisation is rethinking their move to waive Marks. Newstalk ZB

February 26, 2011 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats might not waive Sean Marks immediately, after all. Since they're already paying him, they might keep him around until they know how much Joel Przybilla's knee can take. Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said he plans to release veterans Morris Peterson and Sean Marks, players who were picked up to make trades work Thursday. That opens the possibility the Bobcats will bring back one or more of the players they waived -- Derrick Brown, Dominic McGuire or Sherron Collins -- or possibly someone else, since they'll have room under the 15-man roster maximum. Charlotte Observer

February 24, 2011 Updates
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November 6, 2010 Updates

League sources tell CBSSports.com that the Portland Trail Blazers will sign free agent center Sean Marks to replace center Fabricio Oberto, who retired this week due to a re-occurring heart condition. CBSSports.com

Marks was was one of five players invited to a Friday workout at the team's practice facility, and he beat out Earl Barron, Eric Boateng, Dwayne Jones and former Blazer Shavlik Randolph to take the team's only open roster spot. The Blazers are said to favor Marks for his combination of experience and ability to defend the center position. CBSSports.com

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