Sean Marks is again paving the way for Kiwi basketballers in the NBA.
After becoming the first New Zealander to play in the American basketball league, Marks has now become the first to be a General Manager of a franchise.
LISTEN ABOVE: Sean Marks speaks to the CGW Breakfast
The Brooklyn Nets has announced it's signed Marks to a four-year contract.
Marks told the CGW Breakfast he's looking forward to the challenges ahead.
"I look at it as an unbelievable opportunity in Brooklyn, it's a huge market and there's very few of these jobs so to have the opportunity to step in and help lead a franchise is a lifelong dream."
The Nets are currently in a dire position, second to bottom in the Eastern Conference with no full time head coach and few tradeable assets.
Marks leaves his position as assistant GM of the San Antonio Spurs to join up with the Nets, who have reportedly offered him a four-year contract.
Yahoo Sports reports the Spurs had been grooming Marks to eventually take over a bigger role at the franchise, but the Nets increased their contract offer to persuade him top shift east.
Marks had emerged as the Nets’ top choice through a two-month process, but reports indicate he was reluctant to leave the successful Spurs franchise.
However it is thought the Nets significantly increased their contract offer to persuade Marks to accept the job.