The Pac-12 presidents are open to hiring a commissioner who would transform the conference’s business structure and implement a model used by professional leagues, according to the job description published by the search firm assisting the process.
The description includes the following passage:
“While historically intercollegiate conference offices have been focused on sport operations and the business of the ‘collective,’ the Pac-12 is open to a more modern conference structure and approach which can be seen in several professional sports leagues.”
Now one thing professional sports leagues have in common is that they pay the hired help. So that’s certainly one possible take from the corporate gobbledygook. Of course, the other one is simply “whatever we decide, it won’t be to hire another Larry Scott, thanks.” I’ll leave you to decide on the more likely interpretation.