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Spurs name Kiwi Marks assistant coach

LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers lays up a shot against Sean Marks of the New Orleans Hornets on November 13, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Sean Marks, who became the first New Zealander to play in the NBA 1998, was named assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The 38-year-old from Auckland will work under head coach Gregg Popovich, the team announced on their website. Marks joins a coaching staff that is already considered one of the best in the league and is formulating a plan to get back to the NBA finals this season.