Former Golden Bear Sean Marks Wins NBA Championship
Marks is in his first season as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, who defeated the Miami Heat, 104-87, on Sunday evening to win the NBA title. The Spurs clinched the championship by winning a best-of-seven series over the Heat, 4-1.
Marks served as the Spurs’ Director of Basketball Operations and general manager of the Austin Toros of the D-League last season, before being elevated to an assistant coach prior to this season.
A native of New Zealand, Marks was drafted by New York in the 1998 NBA Draft and played for six NBA teams over 11 seasons. He previously earned an NBA championship ring with the Spurs in 2004-05 after averaging 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 23 games.
Marks was a team captain for the Golden Bears as a senior during the 1997-98 season, averaging 9.8 ppg. and a team-best 7.6 rpg. Marks came to Cal in the fall of 1993, but redshirted his first season with the Bears. In 1994-95, he saw action in 19 games and averaged 3.0 ppg. As a sophomore in 95-96, Marks was limited to 12 games due to shin and ankle injuries. Marks bounded back as a junior, starting 15 games and averaging 8.0 ppg and 4.9 rpg as Cal advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.