The Nets hired Sean Marks as their new GM this week. Marks leaves his job as Spurs assistant GM, inking a four-year contract worth more than $9MM with Brooklyn. He takes over the reigns from assistant GM Frank Zanin, who’d been running the front office since the team removed Billy King from the job last month. “I am very excited to be named the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, and to become a member of the vibrant and dynamic organization that represents Brooklyn,” Marks said, according to the Nets’ press release. “I would like to thank Nets’ ownership for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to the challenge of creating a unified culture and building a winning team.”
“After an exhaustive vetting process, we are delighted to have Sean as our general manager,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in Brooklyn’s statement. “His experience on the court, in coaching and management gives him a 360 degree view of the job at hand. His background helping to build one of the greatest teams in the NBA gives him an unparalleled frame of reference. And he impressed us all with his vision, his values, his personality and his enthusiasm for the club. The vote to select him from an incredible list of talent was unanimous. We welcome Sean into our Nets family and look forward to his strong leadership and independent thinking as we build our own success story.”
Here’s more from the week that was…
- The Pistons acquired Tobias Harris from the Magic in exchange for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.
- As part of a three-team trade, the Hornets acquired Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies, the Heat acquired Brian Roberts from Charlotte, while Memphis acquired Chris Andersen and two second-round picks from Miami and P.J. Hairston and two second-round picks from Charlotte.
- The Pelicans acquired Jarnell Stokes from the Heat in exchange for a conditional 2018 second round pick.
- As part of a three team trade, the Hawks acquired Kirk Hinrich from the Bulls, Chicago landed Justin Holiday from Atlanta and Denver’s 2018 second-round from Utah, while the Jazz nabbed Shelvin Mack.
- The Cavs traded Anderson Varejao and a conditional top-10 protected 2018 first-round pick to the Trail Blazers for a second-round pick, which Cleveland subsequently sent to the Magic, along with Jared Cunningham, in exchange for Channing Frye.
- The Heat traded Brian Roberts to the Blazers for cash.
- The Suns traded Markieff Morris to the Wizards for Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair and a top-nine protected 2016 first-round pick.
- The Pistons acquired Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton from the Rockets, the Sixers received Denver’s 2017 second round pick, and Houston landed a protected 2016 first-round pick from Detroit as part of a three-team exchange.
- The Clippers acquired Jeff Green from the Grizzlies in exchange for Lance Stephenson and a first-round pick.
- The Thunder acquired Randy Foye from the Nuggets, sending D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak and two second-round picks to Denver in return.
- Joey Dorsey has left Turkey’s Galatasaray and signed with Barcelona of Spain.
- The Clippers intend to sign Alex Stepheson to a 10-day contract.
- The Pelicans signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to a three-year deal.
- The Knicks intend to sign Jimmer Fredette to a 10-day deal.
- The Hornets intend to sign Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day pact.
You can stay up to date on all the 10-day deals handed out with our 10-day contract tracker.
- The Trail Blazers waived Tim Frazier and Anderson Varejao.
- The Suns waived DeJuan Blair.
- The Sixers waived JaKarr Sampson.
- The Pelicans waived Jarnell Stokes.
- The Celtics waived David Lee as part of a buyout arrangement. The Mavericks are reportedly set to sign him via the room exception.
- The Nuggets waived Steve Novak and J.J. Hickson after reportedly agreeing to buyouts with the players.
- Tiago Splitter will be out for the season, having decided to undergo surgery on his ailing right hip.
- The Nuggets were granted a disabled player exception for injured swingman Wilson Chandler worth $5,224,719.
- Magic rookie swingman Mario Hezonja parted ways with the Wasserman Media Group.
- Wizards center Marcin Gortat hired Todd Ramasar as his new agent.
- Randy Rigby will retire as president of the Jazz at the end of the season. Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, will replace him.
- Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks will be out of action for about six weeks after undergoing hip surgery this week.
- The Kings fired assistant coach Vance Walberg.
- Former first-round pick Jordan Hamilton, who finished last season with the Clippers, signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
- Jeff Ayres, whose second 10-day deal with the Clippers expired last week, rejoined the the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s D-League affiliate.
You can stay up to date on all the D-League assignments and recalls for the season here.