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Kiwi Sean Marks becomes NBA assistant coach

Published: 3:14PM Wednesday September 18, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

  • Sean Marks (Source: Getty Images)
    Kiwi basketballer Sean Marks. - Source: Getty Images
  • Sean Marks playing for the Portland Trail Blazers (Source: Getty Images)
    Sean Marks playing for the Portland Trail Blazers - Source: Getty Images

Former Tall Black Sean Marks has reportedly been named an assistant coach of one of the NBA's top basketball franchises.

Marks has been working in the front office of the San Antonio Spurs for the past two years since retiring in 2010.

NBA.com reports Marks will "move to the Spurs bench for 2013-14 to complete coach Gregg Popovich's assistant coaching staff".

The 38-year-old worked as director of basketball operations last season and was also the general manger of local D-League side, the Austin Toros.

The 6-foot-10 former centre played for six teams during a career spread over 13 years.

He was drafted in 1998 by the New York Knicks and played 230 games for Toronto, Miami, San Antonio, Phoenix, New Orleans and Portland.

Marks earned an NBA championship ring with the Spurs in 2005 and played 48 times for the team between 2005 and 2007. After retiring, he spent the 2011-2012 season as an intern in the front office.

The journeyman averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds over his career.

The Spurs open their NBA season with a home match against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday October 31 (NZT).

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