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Sean Marks, Brian Pauga, Gabe Farkas all promoted. Matt Meiners, Brandon James, Trajan Langdon hired.


SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 9, 2012) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced several front office promotions and additions. Sean Marks has been promoted to director of basketball operations/Toros general manager, Brian Pauga has been elevated to director of scouting and Gabe Farkas will assume the position of director of basketball analytics. Additionally, 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.

In addition to his duties with the Spurs, Marks, who spent last season as a basketball operations assistant for the team, will serve as the general manager for the Austin Toros. An 11-year NBA veteran, Marks suited up for the Spurs from 2003-06 and was a member of the 2005 championship team.

Pauga assumes the role of director of scouting after spending the past two seasons as the team’s scouting coordinator. The Michigan State graduate began his career with the Spurs as a basketball operations intern during the 2007-08 season before being elevated to an assistant.

Farkas has served as the Spurs coordinator of basketball analytics for the past two years. Originally from New York, he began his career with the team as an external statistical consultant in 2007.

Meiners most recently served as senior manager of basketball analytics for the NBA. Prior to his work in the league office, Meiners spent five seasons from 2004-09 as the basketball operations manager and scout for the Los Angeles Clippers.

James joins the Spurs front office after spending the previous four years serving several positions for IMG Sports, Entertainment and Media. A 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, James spent a year as a judicial clerk in Georgia prior to joining IMG.

After being named to the 1999 All-ACC First Team while playing for Duke University, Langdon played three seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following his stint in the NBA, Langdon played eight seasons overseas in Russia, Turkey and Italy.