Leeds Force have been saddened by the passing of Esh Group CEO, Brian Manning, on Friday. He had been a supporter of basketball both in Leeds and Newcastle for many years and made a huge impact on anyone that met him.
Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, said “The passing of Brian is the saddest moment in the history of Leeds Force. Without the vision of Brian and his understanding of the power that basketball has Leeds Force wouldn’t be here. Brian’s approach to business was refreshing as he was collaborative, positive and engaging. His enthusiasm for basketball was apparent every time we spoke, even if he truly was an Eagles fan deep down, he did his best to be impartial in our games against Newcastle. The basketball world is truly poorer for the passing of such a great man”
The thoughts of everyone at Leeds Force are with Brian’s family at this very difficult time.