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Brooklyn Nets CEO David Levy is stepping down after less than two months on the job

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  • David Levy is leaving his post as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, less than two months into his tenure with the team.
  • Levy also served as president of J Tsai Sports, the investment and holding vehicle controlled by Nets owner and Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai.
  • Oliver Weisberg, CEO of J Tsai Sports, will take over as interim CEO of the team and the arena.
David Levy, chief executive officer of Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, speaks during the Power of Data: Sooner Than You Think global technology conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
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David Levy is stepping down as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, less than two months into his tenure with the team.

Levy and the team "mutually agreed to part ways," the Nets and Barclays Center announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Levy also served as president of J Tsai Sports, the investment and holding vehicle controlled by Nets owner and Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai. Levy's responsibilities included overseeing "all business, revenue, strategy and operations for the franchise and arena," according to the Sept. 18 announcement of his hiring.

Before joining the Nets and Barclays Center, Levy spent 32 years at Turner Broadcasting, serving as president of the media giant for six years.

Joe Harris No. 12 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Fred VanVleet No. 23 of the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on April 3, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York.
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Oliver Weisberg, CEO of J Tsai Sports, will take over as interim CEO of the team and Barclays Center. Weisberg is also CEO of Joe Tsai's family office.

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