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Sean Marks is leaving the Spurs for the Nets

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After less than three years with San Antonio, Sean Marks will be the General Manager of the Brooklyn Nets.

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After what he called an "exhaustive vetting process," Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced that Sean Marks has agreed to be Brooklyn's General Manager. So after having denied that he even knew Marks' name, Prokhorov has made good his attempt to procure a branch of Gregg Popovich's coaching tree suitable for grafting into the Nets' garden.

I first saw that Marks had joined the Spurs before a preseason game in the 2013 season as he helped Tim Duncan through his pre-game workout. Since then, he has acquitted himself well -- through his assistant coaching duties, to his place in San Antonio's front office.

I don't begrudge Marks whatsoever. After it was announced that the Nets had offered him the job, there were rumblings that the Spurs would prefer to keep him, and as time went on, I even read that Marks himself was leaning away from the opportunity. But all of that was obviously positioning as the negotiations were finalized.

Best of luck to you, Sean. You'll always be a part of the Spurs family.