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Pac-12 hiring MGM executive George Kliavkoff as commissioner, source says

George Kliavkoff, the president of entertainment and sports for MGM Resorts International, has been hired as the next commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Kliavkoff replaces Larry Scott, who had been the commissioner since 2009. The Pac-12 announced in January that Scott's tenure would end in June, with roughly a year left on his contract, and that he was expected to assist in the transition to a new commissioner.

An executive search committee of Washington State president Kirk Schulz, Washington president Ana Mari Cauce and Oregon president Michael Schill, along with search firm TurnkeyZRG, led to Kliavkoff's hiring, which was first reported by The Associated Press.