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Sean Marks unsure if he’ll return to Spurs bench

In an interview with the Sunday Star Times, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Sean Marks says he isn’t sure whether he’ll be back on the bench for the 2014-15 season.

The NBA season ended nearly three weeks ago with the silver and black defeating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in the NBA Finals to capture their fifth championship. It was the first on the bench for the 38-year old, who won a title with the Spurs as a player in 2005.

Via Sunday Star Times:

“I’m blessed to have won two [championships] and I’ve seen it from both perspectives,” Marks said. The stress and strain that Pop and his staff put on each other, holding our guys accountable and never letting them let up, is contagious. And our players hold each other accountable.

“I’ve always trusted Pop and [GM] RC [Buford] in guiding me through the whole process. I’ve trusted my future in their hands and listened to the direction they’ve given.

“Once the dust settles, we’ll figure it out. I’m in no hurry to make any rash decisions. We all need to let this accomplishment sink in.”

Marks spent the 2013-14 season as the Spurs’ Director of Basketball Operations and general manager of their D-League affiliate Austin Toros. When both Brett Brown and Mike Budenholzer left San Antonio for head coaching positions, Marks took a spot on the San Antonio bench next to head coach Gregg Popovich and assistants Ime Udoka and Jim Boylen.

It has previously been reported that the Spurs are planning to add former CSKA Moscow head coach Ettore Messina to their staff as an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. However, it has been denied by San Antonio general manager R.C. Buford.

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