Nets split with recently hired CEO Levy

Field Level Media

November 12, 2019 at 6:16 pm.

The Brooklyn Nets and CEO David Levy “mutually agreed to part ways” Tuesday, the team announced.

Levy was on the job less than two months, joining the Nets in mid-September after Joseph Tsai’s purchase of the team was approved by the NBA’s board of governors.

Oliver Weisberg, CEO of J Tsai Sports, was named interim CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center.

“I want to thank David for his collaboration over the past several months and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Weisberg said in a team statement. “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. 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.”

Levy spent 33 years with Turner, rising from ad sales account executive in 1986 to the role of president in 2013. He left the company earlier this year after AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc. and Turner.

Levy replaced Brett Yormark, who stepped down as CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center in August.

At Turner, Levy worked closely with the NBA in his role overseeing Turner Sports’ TV coverage.