The Pac-12 Conference announced on Thursday, May 13 that George Kliavkoff has been appointed as the new Pac-12 Commissioner. Kliavkoff, 54, brings expertise and leadership in live sports and entertainment, fan experience, content creation and distribution. He comes to the Pac-12 Conference from MGM Resorts International, where he was president of entertainment and sports. Follow Pac-12 sports with the Pac-12 Now App. Download the app today and set alerts to make sure you never miss a moment of the action. Pac-12 Now is available today in your app store for iOS, Android, and Apple TV.
GEORGE KLIAVKOFF: I think the Pac 12 is already playing a significant role in that. And I look at the Women's Basketball Championship. And I truly believe, having run the Las Vegas Aces, and having been a significant participant in the women's basketball tournament that we host in Las Vegas the last couple of years, that women's basketball is one of the up and coming sports.
People will realize what a great, fun sport that is to watch, and how athletic these young women are. I think there's upside in that sport. I also think about the broader sport, some of the Olympic sports, and the success that the Pac 12 has had in creating champions in women's sports. And I want to continue to invest in that.