Marks, 40, has emerged as the Nets' choice through a two-month process, but there's no assurance they will come to terms on an agreement.
Spurs president and coach Gregg Popovich and general manager RC Buford hold Marks in high regard, and the organization has been grooming Marks to eventually to take over a more significant role in the organization.
Nevertheless, Nets ownership and top officials are enamored with the Spurs way and Marks' candidacy rose quickly in the process. Marks is a native of New Zealand who played 12 years in the NBA. He has worked as a front-office executive and an assistant coach with the Spurs since returning to the organization in 2013.
The Nets will work hard to convince Marks to take the job, but three other candidates – including Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, two-time NBA executive of the year Bryan Colangelo and Houston vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas – could still re-emerge in the process.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is expected to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in Brooklyn on Wednesday for the team's new practice facility.
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