San Francisco, CA. -- The Pac-12 Conference announced on Wednesday that Commissioner Larry Scott would not seek a new contract. The decision was mutual between Scott and the Conference CEO Group and was made in part to allow a new commissioner to be in place to negotiate the new TV deal for the Pac-12.
Scott had been with the Conference for 11 years.
The Pac-12 executive committee, including University of Oregon President Michael Schill as chair; Kirk H. Schulz, Washington State University president; and Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington, will immediately commence a national search for Scott’s replacement as commissioner.
“We appreciate Larry’s pioneering efforts in growing the conference by adding new competitive university programs and accelerating the Pac-12 to television network parity with the other conferences,” said Schill. “At one point, our television agreement was the most lucrative in the nation and the debut of the Pac-12 Network helped deliver our championship brand to US and global markets on traditional and digital platforms. That said, the intercollegiate athletics marketplace doesn’t remain static and now is a good time to bring in a new leader who will help us develop our go-forward strategy.”
A national search for a new commissioner will be underway immediately.