Nets Fan Recognizes CEO On Street, Parlays It Into Internship

by Micah Hart

Quick trivia quiz: Can you name the CEO of the Brooklyn Nets? How about the CEO of any NBA team? Would you ever think knowing the answer could be a potential life-changer?

It was for Nets fan Vivek Shah, who recognized Nets CEO Brett Yormark coming out of a Manhattan sushi restaurant and decided to tell him what a fan of the team he is and get a photo. Yormark, clearly impressed, then invited Shah to tour the Nets’ offices in Brooklyn. With the cameras rolling, Yormark offered Shah some swag from the Nets store and, the cherry on top, an internship with the team’s accounting department.

Check it out:

It’s a nice little bit of PR for the Nets, and Yormark is careful to point out the team’s integration into the Brooklyn skyline.

And who knows, maybe once Shah starts his internship, he’ll get to meet some of the Nets’ other front office superstars like Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov CMO Fred Mangione or Senior VP of Event Marketing and Community Relations Petra Pope!

H/T Nets Daily (via BDL)

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  1. Fefe (Nets) says:

    Nice!!!!!!! I would love to work for my Brooklyn Nets. Been a fan since teenage days.
    I am fluent in English, native in French, speaks Spanish, Hindi and a little Tagalog (filipino).
    2 master’s degrees (in Strategy and International Business Management) with internships in big companies. And courses taken in Sport Management.
    I have a very good resume!!! Can you hire me???

    ………anyway I know that nobody from the Nets’ staff is reading this……………;

  2. Granthill says:


  3. Jasonkid ferolino says:

    hire me…

  4. whocaresboutmyname says:

    anyone else noticed de D.12 on the T-shirt he got ? 😀