David Levy Parts Ways With Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center After Less Than Two Months

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The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) they will be parting ways with recently-named CEO David Levy. Levy, a longtime Turner Broadcasting executive, was revealed as CEO less than two months ago.

CEO of J Tsai Sports and NBA alternate governor of the Nets Oliver Weisberg has been 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,” said Weisberg in a release. “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.”

On Sept. 18, Levy had been named CEO by Joe Tsai who, through entities controlled by him, completed the acquisition of full ownership of both the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center on the same day.

Prior to his work with the Nets, Levy spent 32 years at Turner Broadcasting, the last six years as the company's president. As president, Levy oversaw Turner’s leading portfolio of brands and businesses, including TNT, TBS, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and truTV, as well as ad sales and distribution.

In August, former Barclays Sports and Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark stepped down from the position following the sale of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center arena to Alibabi co-founder Tsai.


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