The Brooklyn Nets were leaning towards hiring Bryan Colangelo to run their front office leading up to the All-Star Game in 2016.
During the weekend, Nets' chairman Dmitry Razumov had a long talk with R.C. Buford about Sean Marks. Buford told the Nets that they may not let Marks interview unless he would get to run the team his way.
Bob Myers and several other executives praised Marks to Razumov during the weekend.
Marks was hired less than a week later and given a mandate to rebuild the franchise patiently.
Colangelo soon thereafter was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.