New Nets general manager Sean Marks comes with the highest recommendations from San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford. But they’re his friends and mentors, they’re supposed to do that. The most impressive gushing praise came from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Cashman talked to The Post about New York’s newest general manager, calling him impressive, special, and bound for success. And Cashman should know about success, having helmed the Bombers to four World Series. “It’s an easy call to make when it’s about Sean Marks,’’ Cashman told The Post. “We developed a good relationship. … Sean Marks was clearly a graduate of Pop University, a disciple. What an asset, an asset the Nets were smart enough to acquire.’’
Meanwhile, Klay, who is closest in age to Trayce, 24, plays for the Golden State Warriors. After Trayce Thompson went 3-for-4 in a White Sox victory on Tuesday, Klay tweeted his younger brother might be the best athlete in the family. “I hate to admit it but Trayce might be the best overall athlete in the fam lol”
Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s Dodgers – A’s game. Pierce seemed to enjoy his reception, though I’m not sure why. A baseball game starting at 7:10 in LA means that there can’t be more than 100 people in the stands. Perhaps he picked out a smattering of boos from unemployed Lakers fans? Either way, he proceeded to ham it up on the mound before bouncing one in the dirt 10-feet in front of the plate.