Pac-10 Names Weiberg Deputy Commissioner, Chief Operating Officer

Feb. 8, 2010

Walnut Creek, Calif.--Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference, announced today that former Big 12 commissioner and Big Ten executive, Kevin Weiberg, will join the Pac-10 as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer.  The appointment is effective April 12, 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome one of the most respected and successful leaders in intercollegiate athletics to the Pac-10 Conference,” said Scott.  “Kevin has been involved in every facet of leadership within athletic departments and has been an accomplished leader with the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences, the Big Ten Network, and most recently with iHoops.  He will be a tremendous asset in the Pac-10’s journey to redefine collegiate sports and entertainment through west coast innovation and pioneering spirit,” he added.

Weiberg is currently Chief Executive Officer of iHoops, a joint venture between the NCAA and NBA, formed to develop a structure and programs to improve the quality of youth basketball in America.  Prior to iHoops, Weiberg served as vice president of university planning and development for the Big Ten Network, expanding the range and scope of network programming, during early stages of its development.  In addition, he served as deputy commissioner of the Big Ten Conference under Jim Delany, from 1989 to 1998, and was instrumental in the integration of Penn State into the conference.   Weiberg served as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference from 1998 to 2007, overseeing its transformation into one of the most competitive and financially successful conferences in the country.  Revenues doubled during his tenure.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of the formation of a great organization like iHoops, which thanks to the commitment of the NCAA and NBA is on track to make such a meaningful contribution to youth basketball in America,” said Weiberg.  “However, the unique opportunity to join a visionary leader like Larry Scott, as he takes the Pac-10 Conference to the next level, was one I could not resist.  The Pac-10 has always been known for extraordinary achievement in both academics and athletics.  I am excited to join the team to extend the conference’s reputation for innovation and excellence,” he added.

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