Perhaps the surprise team of the 2018-19 NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets have exploded onto the scene and may just be getting started.
With an impressive young nucleus in place and D’Angelo Russell developing into a superstar right before our very eyes, the Nets are becoming one of the most exciting up-and-coming teams in the league. A lot of their success also has to be attributed to their roster construction and a job well done by GM Sean Marks since taking over the helm three years ago. Now it appears, the Nets are on the verge of rewarding their GM for his exceptional work. According to the New York Post’s Brian Lewis, the Nets have agreed to a contract extension with Marks.
The Nets have locked up general manager Sean Marks with a contract extension, multiple sources told The Post.
The Nets also are on the verge of agreeing to extensions for coach Kenny Atkinson and his staff. And playoffs or no, they already have seen enough out of Marks to want him to continue running the ship.
Of course, it’s also important to note that the team plans to retain head coach Kenny Atkinson as well. The Nets remain in the Eastern Conference playoff picture and are gunning for their first postseason berth since 2014.
The Nets have made noticeable strides in the years since Sean Marks took over as GM. They finally have a true franchise centerpiece in D’Angelo Russell and have a worthy cast of role players around him. With free agency expected to be busier than ever, expect the Nets to make some real noise in the East next season if they’re able to land one of the marquee free agents this summer.