Madison Square Garden Co. executive John Abbamondi will be named president of the Brooklyn Nets, people familiar with the matter told Sportico.
Abbamondi most recently was the executive vice president of ticketing, suites and hospitality at MSG, overseeing the New York Knicks and Rangers, until he left the post in January.
The people were granted anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the appointment.
The Nets declined to comment.
Abbamondi is the most significant addition to the Joe Tsai-owned team’s executive ranks since former Turner President David Levy left as chief executive officer in November after two months on the job.
Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of pro sports the Nets were averaging 16,403 at the Barclays Center, ranking 24th in the 30-team league.
Prior to joining MSG in 2016, Abbamondi worked as senior vice president of team marketing and business operations at the National Basketball Association. There, he was responsible for boosting team profitability.
Before entering the sports world Abbamondi served nine years as a Navy flight officer, participating in 40 combat missions over Iraq.