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Conference Leadership Strategy: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

Guest Larry Scott, Pac-12 Conference
13:45 min watch


Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss a number of items related to conference leadership. Scott touches on the importance of building consensus, “not necessarily unanimity,” and addressing criticisms that come with being a visible leader. The conversation also includes thoughts on how he handles criticism, the future of media rights, and much more.


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  • - How do you measure success within the conference?
  • - How do you measure success from the qualitative perspective?
  • - How do you set and assess goals for the conference?
  • - What methods do you use to get all the stakeholders in the conference on the same page?
  • - How important is consensus in the decision-making process?
  • - Do you bring ideas and issues to the member schools or do they bring those things to you?
  • - How do you filter criticism?
  • - What are your thoughts on the Pac-12's upcoming media rights conversations?