The Brooklyn Nets aren’t going to win 50 games right away. That’s what GM Sean Marks told fans listening to the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN. “It’s not going to be ‘Oh great, I’ll hit 45-50 wins straight off the bat,” Marks said, acknowledging that building a winner takes time — and the right culture.
Marks brings Spurs pedigree to Brooklyn. On his arrival last February he met a team that was in many ways the opposite of the Spurs. Not just because they weren’t winning, but because buy-in wasn’t at a professional level. Guys were late to the gym and Marks handed down some fines. But fines won’t do it ultimately; Marks explained it’s peer pressure based on expectations and respect. With the Spurs it’s “Tim, Tony, Manu, Kawhi,” Marks said. If you’re not 30 minutes early to the gym, you’re telling Tim Duncan “My time is more valuable than yours.” Won’t fly.
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