Report: Nets give GM Sean Marks contract extension; Nets deny report
UPDATE: Not so fast, my friends.
Since the original report came out, multiple reports have countered saying people within the Nets organization deny an extension has been signed.
Multiple sources tell me the Nets and Sean Marks have not reached a contract extension.— Alex Schiffer (@Alex__Schiffer) July 15, 2022
It is possible that the sides are close to a deal but nothing is inked yet, but the deal is not done yet.
This is a situation where more news will be coming in the days and weeks.
Nets general manager Sean Marks threw down the gauntlet this offseason by publicly demanding more accountability and availability from Kyrie Irving.
But Nets owner Joe Tsai is backing Marks.
With Harden already gone to the 76ers, it’s all crumbling now. The Nets got swept in the first round, a historic disapointment for a team so hyped. Their chemistry is poor. The franchise has reportedly lost a lot of money. The future looks even more bleak with Durant and Irving unsettled.
How much blame Marks deserves is open to interpretation. Even if he deserves plenty, he might be the best choice to guide the franchise back through lean years. He successfully undertook that challenge once already, and the return in Durant and Irving trades will give Brooklyn a much bigger head start this time.
No matter what Marks does the rest of his tenure, the Nets simply signing him to the extension sends a loud message about their principles and priorities.