Although there’s been no formal announcement, it looks as if the Brooklyn Nets have parted ways with Tim Walsh and Gary Sussman, two of organization’s longest-tenured employees. First tipped by Tom Lorenzo and then confirmed by Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Walsh had become a popular name around the NBA after winning back-to-back Trainer of the Year Awards and potentially saving the life of Mirza Teletovic in 2015.
Confirmed: Nets have let go longtime PR head Gary Sussman, as well as longtime trainer Tim Walsh. Both class guys. https://t.co/EdxVEYWfJU
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) April 16, 2016
Sussman, the former vice-president of public relations, had been with the Nets since 1992 in a number of roles, but most famously served as the organization’s public address announcer for over a decade. As of late, there had been rumblings that general manager Sean Marks would clean house and, just two days after the Nets’ final game, the process has clearly begun.
NetsDaily reports that more moves are expected to follow Walsh and Sussman and that replacements will be named soon. Walsh and Sussman had just finished their 16th and 23rd years with the organization respectively.