Fred Mangione, who had long been Brett Yormark’s No. 2 as chief operating officer, then chief of staff for the Nets, is leaving Brooklyn for the Jets.
In an email sent out Thursday evening, Mangione announced his change of address.
Tomorrow is my last day with the Brooklyn Nets and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. After 17 great years I am moving on to the New York Jets.
Not an easy decision to leave my Brooklyn family but one I am excited about.
Mangione did not say what he will be doing for the New Jersey-based Jets, but Sports Business Journal reports it’s a new job.
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment COO Fred Mangione is leaving after 17 years to join the NFL Jets as Senior VP/Ticket & Premium Revenue, Strategy & Development, a new position for the team. Mangione will be responsible for ticketing strategy, including premium and suite operations.
Mangione’s upward options were limited in Brooklyn. Yormark recently signing a new, long term deal to continue as CEO with BS&E. Among other things, Mangione played a big role in the re-marketing of the Nets as they moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn and in pushing the Nets brand eastward into Long Island.