16 Jul 2014

Marks to return to Spurs' front office

6:30 pm on 16 July 2014

The former New Zealand basketball player Sean Marks' brief stint as an NBA assistant coach has ended.

Marks was an assistant to Gregg Popovich for the San Antonio Spurs last season, as they beat the Miami Heat in the finals to win their fifth NBA championship.

However the Spurs have hired the Italian coach, Ettore Messina, as an assistant for the upcoming season and Marks will return to pursue his career as an executive in the team's front office.