Report: Pac-12 hires president of MGM to be next commissioner
The Pac-12 has reportedly found its next commissioner. It’s a name you likely haven’t heard before, either.
Ralph Russo of the Associated Press reported on Thursday afternoon that the Pac-12 is planning to name MGM president George Kliavkoff as the next commissioner of the conference. He will replace Larry Scott.
AP source: Pac-12 hires sports entertainment executive George Kliavkoff of MGM Resorts as its new commissioner.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) May 13, 2021
“He’s proven he knows how to get (expletive) done,” one source to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. “He’s not Larry Scott. He’s gonna listen, collaborate and build trust with ADs.”
BREAKING The next #Pac12 commissioner is MGM president George Kliavkoff, per source. He took BAM and generated billions for them; did a big deal with HULU. "He's proven he knows how to get shit done. He's not Larry Scott. He's gonna listen, collaborate and build trust with ADs."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 13, 2021
An official announcement is expected to come from the Pac-12 later today.
Kliavkoff had been the president of Entertainment and Sports while at MGM. He’s reportedly trusted to lead a big-time sports property such as the Pac-12.