Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s contract was set to expire next year, but not anymore.
On Thursday morning, the conference announced that Scott has had his contract extended through June 2022 by the Pac-12 CEO Group.
“I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve as a Conference,” Scott said in the release, “and I am deeply gratified by the expression of support and confidence that this extension represents. We have many challenges and opportunities ahead, and I look forward to working with our presidents, athletic directors, administrators, coaches, and student-athletes to move the Pac-12 Conference forward in the coming years.”
This comes one day after the Pac-12 Tournament kicked off in brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“During Larry’s tenure, the Conference has been transformed, not only by expansion, but by innovation and excellence in almost every aspect of our activities,” said Gene D. Block, the Chancellor of UCLA and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pac-12 Conference. “We believe in his bold vision for the Pac-12, and have great confidence in Larry's ability to help us write the next chapter of our Conference’s illustrious history.”
Here is what the release cites as Scott’s accomplishments since taking over as commissioner in July 2009:
In his seven plus years at the Pac-12, Scott oversaw a rebranding and expansion of the Conference with the addition of the University of Utah and the University of Colorado. Also during his tenure, the Conference added a football championship game, re-energized its basketball tournaments, established athletic and cultural exchange programs in China, enjoyed a resurgence of depth in football and basketball, and maintained its winning tradition as the “Conference of Champions” by leading the nation in NCAA championships every year.
Scott is scheduled to have a press conference in Las Vegas 30 minutes prior to the start of the Arizona Wildcats’ quarterfinals contest against the Colorado Buffaloes.