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With first stage of rebuild done, the Nets transformed

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Doug Bearak

It's been six months since Mikhail Prokhorov fired Lionel Hollins and "reassigned" Billy King. and five since the Nets hired Sean Marks. There's little left that's recognizable.  Counting players and staff, there are more than 30 new faces at the HSS Training Center (opened the day the Nets hired Marks).

The roster, coaching staff and front office have been transformed. The six players who will be introduced on Wednesday are among 10 who are new to the team.Then, there's the 20+ new staff.

There's been a complete turnover in the coaching staff. No one from Hollins or Tony Brown's staff remain. It's been expanded and job titles have changed as well.

In the front office, long-time staff like Tim Walsh and Gary Sussman are gone and new jobs created. There are new scouts, new trainers and performance experts.  It's not a clean sweep. Young staffers like Aaron Harris, Matt Riccardi, Lloyd Beckett and Ryan Gisreil have been promoted.

Here's a breakdown of the new faces... from Sean Marks and Jeremy Lin on down.

Players:

--Caris LeVert, 21, a 6'7'" Michigan guard drafted by the Pacers, traded to the Nets on June 23, for Thaddeus Young (made official July 7);

--Isaiah Whitehead, 21, a 6'5" Seton Hall guard drafted by Jazz, traded to the Nets on June 23, for cash considerations and Marcus Paige

--Jeremy Lin, 27, a 6'3" free agent guard, agreed to sign July 1, to a reported three year, $36 million contract

--Justin Hamilton, 26, a 7'0" free agent center, agreed to sign July 1, to a reported two year, $6 million contract.

--Trevor Booker, 28, a 6'9" free agent center, agreed to sign July 2, to a reported two year, $18 million contract.

--Greivis Vasquez, 29, 6'6" free agent point guard, agreed to sign July 10, to a reported one year, $4.3 million contract.

--Luis Scola, 36, a 6'10" free agent power forward, agreed to sign July 12, to a reported one year, $5.5 million contract.

--Joe Harris, 24, a 6'6" free agent shooting guard, agreed to sign July 13, to a reported two year, vets minimum contract.

--Anthony Bennett, 23, a 6'8" forward, agreed to sign July 14, to a reported, two year, vets minimum contract.

--Randy Foye, 32, a 6'3" guard, agreed to sign July 14, to a reported one year, $2.5 million contract.

Front Office:

--Sean Marks, 40, General Manager, hired from the Spurs, announced February 18.

--Trajan Langdon, 40, Assistant General Manager, hired from the Cavaliers --after three years with the Spurs, announced March 8.

--Andrew Baker, 26, Coordinator, Strategic Planning, hired from the Spurs in March, announced May 5.

--Natalie Jay, 33, cap and contract specialist, hired from the 8th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, announced May 5.

Coaches:

--Kenny Atkinson, 48, Head Coach, hired from the Hawks, announced April 17.

--Jacque Vaughn, 41, Lead assistant coach, hired from the Spurs, reported April 30, announced May 16.

--Jordan Ott, 31, assistant coach/director of advance scouting, hired from the Hawks, reported May 13, announced July 5..

--Adam Harrington, 35, assistant coach/director of player development, hired from Thunder, reported May 21, announced July 5.

--Chris Fleming, 46, assistant coach, hired from Nuggets, reported May 24, announced July 5.

--Mike Batiste, 38, assistant coach, player development, hired from the Cleveland Cavaliers where he worked with the D-League Canton Charge, reported June 27, announced.July 5.

--Bret Brielmaier, 28, assistant coach, hired from the Cleveland Cavaliers. reported July 3, announced.July 5.

--Will Weaver, 31, special assistant to the head coach, hired from the 76ers, reported June 7, but not yet announced.

Scouts:

--Shelden Williams, 32, pro scout. Last job with the Tianjin Lions of the CBA, announced May 5.

--Charles Payne, 50, pro and college scout, hired from Stanford University, announced May 5.

Performance Team:

--Zach Weatherford, 45, director of player performance, hired from the Naval Special Warfare Command, announced June 9.

--Dan Meehan, 34, head strength and conditioning coach/sport scientist, hired from the  North Melbourne Football Club, announced June 9.

--Aisling Toolan, 31, director of physical therapy, hired from the Hospital for Special Surgery, announced June 9.

D-League - Long Island Nets:

--Alton Byrd, 58, Vice President of Business Operations, Long Island Nets, hired from the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, announced March 24.

--Ronald Nored, 26, Head Coach, Long Island Nets, hired from Northern Kentucky --after two years with Celtics, April 15.

--Ryan Gomes, 32, Assistant Coach, Long Island Nets, retired from NBA and D-League after seven-year pro career, reported July 11, posted July 13.

In addition to the new jobs, a number of staffers have been promoted.

Aaron Harris, Sussman's long time  No. 2, is now Senior Director of Public Relations; Ryan Gisriel has gone from executive assistant to Billy King to director of basketball administration.

Tim Walsh's two assistants, Lloyd Beckett and Ale Oliviera, have become Head Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Brooklyn Nets, and Head Athletic Trainer & Strength Coach for the Long Island Nets.

Matt Riccardi, senior manager of basketball operations, has taken on new duties as assistant GM for the Long Island Nets, working with Langdon who in addition to being the Nets assistant GM, is the D-League club's general manager.

When Marks had his initial press conference, he promised both change and an expanded staff.  He's done both.