|San Antonio Spurs|
23 August 1975 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Nationality||New Zealand / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Rangitoto College
(Auckland, New Zealand)
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||22, 4, 40|
|2000–2001||Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)|
|2003–2006||San Antonio Spurs|
|2008–2010||New Orleans Hornets|
|2010–2011||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2013–present||San Antonio Spurs (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As assistant coach:
|Points||638 (2.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||501 (2.2 rpg)|
|Blocks||87 (.4 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Sean Andrew Marks (born 23 August 1975) is a New Zealand-American former professional basketball player. He was the first native New Zealander to play in the NBA.
After attending Rangitoto College in Auckland, he moved to the United States in 1992 to play for the University of California, where he majored in political science, graduating with a BA degree in 1998.
In 2000–01, he started the season with Śląsk Wrocław of Poland, and in December 2000 had an unsuccessful ten-day contract (0 games) with the Seattle SuperSonics, returning to his Polish team until the season ended. In 2003–04, while with the Spurs, he did not play a single second due to patella tendinitis.
In the next season while playing for the Spurs he had 10 minutes per game and produced an average of 3 points and 2 rebounds. That year the Spurs won the NBA championship by defeating the Detroit Pistons in seven games.
On October 21, 2010, Marks was waived by the Washington Wizards after he had failed to suit up for a pre-season game because of a hamstring injury. He was signed by Portland in November after the retirement of Fabricio Oberto.
On February 24, 2011, Marks was traded along with Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and two future first-round draft picks to the Charlotte Bobcats for Gerald Wallace. He was waived by the Bobcats on March 3, 2011.
Internationally, Marks represented New Zealand. He competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and was part of their fourth-place finish at the 2002 FIBA World Championship held in Indianapolis, USA.
Marks retired in 2011. In 2012, he was named director of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs and general manager for the Austin Toros. He became an assistant coach with the Spurs in 2013. The Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA Finals after defeating the Miami Heat in five games. It was Marks second championship and first as an assistant coach.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Marks is married to Jennifer, and has three sons, Aidan, Lucas and Owen.
Marks became an American citizen in 2007.
- SUNS: Suns sign Sean Marks
- NBA.com: February 2008 transactions
- "HORNETS SIGN SEAN MARKS". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- "Cunningham, Przybilla, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
- Bobcats Re-sign Forward Dominic McGuire, Waive Sean Marks
- Spurs coaching job awaits retiring Sean Marks
- Sean Marks - Director Of Basketball Operations Toros General Manager
- Spurs Announce Front Office Promotions and Additions
- Spurs' Kiwi coach Marks takes it for the team
- ‘Wild guy’ Marks is known for traveling
- Suns beat Magic for 2nd time, 110-106