Recently ridiculed by a Facebook survey showing a lack of majority fan base in every single zip code in the US and plagued by another losing record, the New York Mets have put Harold Kaufman in the PR batter box.
He led PR for the National Basketball Association's Hornets for more than two decades, first in Charlotte and then New Orleans.
Kaufman joins the Mets on June 23 from the Ehrhardt Group in New Orleans, where he was senior counselor.
On the Mets, he takes the new post of executive director-communications in charge of off-field business, entertainment, community and lifestyle coverage.
Kaufman, who began his career with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, will work with long-time Met publicist Jay Horowitz (68) and report to David Newman, senior VP-marketing & communications.