Report: Nets sign GM Sean Marks to contract extension

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The Nets are working out extensions for coach Kenny Atkinson and his assistants.

They won’t be the only ones sticking around Brooklyn.

Brian Lewis of the New York Post:

The Nets have locked up general manager Sean Marks with a contract extension, multiple sources told The Post.

The Nets were in such bad shape when Marks took over. They sought (and failed to achieve) short-term glory, and it was time to pay the price. The roster was old and broken down. Several first-round picks were traded away.

Slowly but surely, Marks has built a young core that includes D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert. Brooklyn also finally owns its own first-round pick.

The “bad” news: That 2019 first-rounder won’t be that valuable. The Nets are ready to compete ahead of schedule and will probably make the playoffs.

That’s in part due to a culture of development Marks has instilled. Players like Joe Harris have blossomed in Brooklyn.

Suddenly, the Nets are a well-run organization with plenty of stability.

They’ll also have major cap space this summer. Maybe that will appeal to some free agents?