Commissioner officially hired last July 1.
Intelligence, pragmatism, humility, kindness, good humour, vision, perspective, leadership: KLIAVKOFF
What a breath of fresh air George is after the egotistical, narcissistic, myopic reign of Larry Scott. The Pac nailed this hire, can't wait for him to find a way for us all to see Pac-12 sports any time they are happening.
Kliavkoff is off to a good start, and has been a refreshing change from the incompetent, arrogant Larry Scott (how nice that in the past year the Pac-12 office hasn't once referred to its commissioner as a "visionary," which seemed to be Scott's middle name). Leaving the expensive SF digs, allowing most employees to go remote, initiating a baseball championship tournament and changing the football championship game format were all excellent moves. The biggest positive for the Pac-12 in the past year, however, wasn't the new commissioner. It was the arrival of Lincoln Riley at USC. And that should help Kliavkoff address his two biggest challenges--negotiating new media rights deals and figuring out what to do with the failed Pac-12 network.
Agree. He is much better than I thought he would be. Smart, open and creative.
Kliavkoff is a vital and interesting man. The PAC 12 is fortunate to have him on their side.
Joining the cheering section for George. What a stellar replacement for Scott! While I understand how much good he can do for the PAC12 and while I'd hate to upset the political world, don't you think that George has the skills, talents, and attitudes that we could use in the White House?
What a freezing cold take. The man is literally responsible for the downfall and impending collapse of the conference. Cowardice, naïveté, and weakness are the best three words to sum him up.
What is Larry Scott doing these days? Did he get another job yet or is he still using his Pac-12 money to live a semi-retired life?
Is the entire SF operation shut down or have they just closed offices they are still paying rent on for optics?
Thank You! Info helps us feel part of the Process😎
The ‘right man, at the right time’ for this vitally important PAC-12 position.
Thank you for this insightful interview.
I think he has done a great job overall. However the Pac 12 Baseball tournament location and schedule are brutal. Went this year; not needing to do that again. As I understand they are tied into a five year commitment. Not impressed with sitting in the middle of hell itself. The merchandise was gone in the matter of a day (for OSU folks) for example. All about TV revenue anyway. The TV revenue will again roar its ugly side when it comes to scheduling game times for football.
Hope he can hit a home run on the TV rights deal. More than anything that's what the Pac-12 needs to avoid falling even further behind than they already are. I think it's going to take some outside-the-box thinking to create the value needed for the networks and DTC services to bite big....but hard to imagine anyone better to have in your corner in that situation than George.