Nets mutually part ways with CEO David Levy after less than 2 months on the job
The Brooklyn Nets and CEO David Levy have mutually agreed to part ways after just two months, according to a report from Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
The #Nets and Barclays Center mutually parted ways with David Levy. Oliver Weisberg – CEO of J Tsai Sports and the Nets #NBA Alternate Governor – has been named interim CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center.
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) November 12, 2019
As Lewis reported, Oliver Weisberg will serve as the Nets’ interim CEO. At this point, it’s not clear who the team has in mind with regards to future candidates for the job.
Weisberg provided a statement to ESPN shortly after this news broke:
“As we enter an exciting next chapter of our organization, it’s important that ownership and management are completely aligned on our go forward plan,” Weisberg said. “We are proud of the culture of the Brooklyn Nets under the leadership of General Manager Sean Marks and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson, and we look forward to continue bringing the best experience to our fans.”
Interestingly, Levy was hired on the same day that Nets owner Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the Nets franchise (September 18).
Tsai sent out a statement of his own with regards to the split:
“David Levy is a respected media executive and a friend,” Nets owner Joe Tsai said in a tweet. “Truly appreciate his efforts in the past few months. I wish him well in his next endeavors.”
Brooklyn will be back in action on Tuesday night, as they’re scheduled to face the Utah Jazz. Tip-off inside Vivint Smart Home Arena is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.