Larry Scott’s run as Pac-12 commissioner to end

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Larry Scott is out as the Pac-12 commissioner, the conference announced Wednesday night.

He will remain in the job until June 30, and assist in the transition, the conference said.

The decision ends Scott’s 11-year run leading the conference.

“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 Oregon president Michael Schill, the chair of Pac-12 CEO Group. “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.”

The conference termed the separation a “mutually-agree to” decision.

An executive committee that includes Washington State president Kirk Schulz, Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Schill will lead the search for his replacement.

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