BROOKLYN, NY (CelebrityAccess) — After little more than two months on the job, the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center on Tuesday announced that they are parting ways with their Chief Executive Officer David Levy.
Oliver Weisberg, Chief Executive Officer of J Tsai Sports and NBA Alternate Governor of the Nets, has been named interim Chief Executive Officer of the Nets and Barclays Center in Levy’s place.
“I want to thank David for his collaboration over the past several months and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Weisberg. “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 was tapped for the leadership role last September after Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai took ownership of both the team and the arena. Levy, a well-regarded exec in the sports and entertainment world, brought a wealth of experience with the NBA to the role, including 32 years at Turner Broadcasting, including six years as President of the company.
In 2010, Levy orchestrated an agreement between Turner, the NCAA and CBS for the rights to the NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball Championship. As part of this first of its kind partnership, all of the tournament games are televised across four networks — TNT, TBS, truTV and CBS.
As well, Levy has overseen events such as the NCAA’s March Madness and Final Four basketball tournaments.