Sean Marks the former San Antonio center who spent the past two seasons working in the team’s front office will move to the Spurs bench for 2013-14 to complete coach Gregg Popovich‘s assistant coaching staff NBA.com has learned.

Marks 38 worked under Spurs president R.C. Buford and assistant general manager Scott Layden as director of basketball operations last season and also served as GM of the D-League Austin Toros. He moves into the vacancy opened by longtime assistant Brett Brown‘s move to Philadelphia as the 76ers head coach and joins Jim Boylen and Ime Udoka on the game-night bench. Boylen was hired off Indiana’s staff in late June to replace Mike Budenholzer who was hired as the Atlanta Hawks’ new head coach.

A native of Auckland New Zealand the 6-foot-10 Marks played for six NBA teams in parts of 11 seasons spread over 13 years. After being drafted in the 1998 second round pick by New York he appeared in just 230 games for Toronto Miami San Antonio Phoenix New Orleans and Portland spent the 2000-01 season in Poland and was sidelined by a knee injury for all of 2003-04. Marks did earn a championship ring with the Spurs in 2004-05 after averaging 3.3 points 2.4 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 23 games.

Marks spent the 2011-12 season as an intern in the Spurs’ basketball office. According to a story in May on the Stuff news Web site in New Zealand the University of California product was paying attention as he moved through various NBA organizations.