New Big 12 commissioner

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Great hire(heard this will be the guy).

he has no experience in college sports, but has a ton of experience marketing entertainment to Apple and other streaming services. This hire is exactly what the big 12 needs to max out our evenue.

Big 12 didnt need a football guy--weve got that covered with our AD's.

Bruce Feldman on Twitter: "Heard Brett Yormark wowed people in the interview process for the Big 12 commissioner job; was very impressive as a big ideas guy with non-stop energy and a rolodex like no other in terms of his connections." / Twitter
 

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Great hire(heard this will be the guy).

he has no experience in college sports, but has a ton of experience marketing entertainment to Apple and other streaming services. This hire is exactly what the big 12 needs to max out our evenue.

Big 12 didnt need a football guy--weve got that covered with our AD's.

Bruce Feldman on Twitter: "Heard Brett Yormark wowed people in the interview process for the Big 12 commissioner job; was very impressive as a big ideas guy with non-stop energy and a rolodex like no other in terms of his connections." / Twitter
Definitely need a guy familiar with TV contract negotiations. Glad the Big 12 is thinking outside the box on this one.
 
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IRVING, Texas – Brett Yormark has been named the Big 12 Conference’s fifth Commissioner, as announced Wednesday by the league’s Board of Directors. Yormark succeeds Bob Bowlsby, who announced in April he was stepping away from the Commissioner’s chair after a decade with the Big 12.

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NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver:
“Brett is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable executives in sports and entertainment,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “His decades of operational experience, relentless work ethic and strong industry relationships will be of enormous value to the Big 12, its schools and fans.”

Fox Sports CEO and Executive Producer, Eric Shanks:
“On behalf of FOX Sports, we’d like to officially congratulate Brett Yormark on being named the new Commissioner of the Big 12,” said Eric Shanks, CEO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports. “Brett is a talented and innovative executive who brings a remarkably unique perspective to the position. Under his leadership and vision, the conference is set up for success, and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship as a premier partner of the Big 12.”

Texas Tech University President and Big 12 Conference Board Chair, Lawrence Schovanec:
“In Brett Yormark, we have chosen a highly adaptable leader who thrives in dynamic times. The landscape of college athletics is evolving to look more like the world Brett has been leading,” said Lawrence Schovanec, President of Texas Tech University and Chair of the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors. “He’s authentic and genuine in the way he builds relationships and partnerships, and he works relentlessly to deliver impact. As Brett immerses himself in college sports and connects with all our stakeholders, he will bring a fresh approach and dynamic energy to the Big 12 as we engage a new generation of student-athletes and fans.”

“I want to thank my fellow board members and our partners at TurnkeyZRG. Turnkey is more than just a search firm; they orchestrated a flawless strategy and process, delivering strong interest and strong candidates from college and professional sports, as well as the media and entertainment industries,” added Schovanec.

New Big 12 Conference Commissioner, Brett Yormark:
“Thank you to the Big 12 Board, the ADs, the student-athletes, the whole Conference for giving me a chance to support what they all do,” said new Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. “I’m here to listen, learn, find ways to add value, add resources and try to help shine a light on the importance of college athletics. I look forward to leveraging my experience and network alongside our presidents, chancellors and athletic directors to shape the future of the Big 12 brand and emphasize our collective strengths.”

Yormark joins the Big 12 from Roc Nation, where he served as chief operating officer and co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified, the commercial side of the business. Yormark, a graduate of Indiana University, began his sports career in 1988, working in the ticket office for the New Jersey Nets and ultimately reaching the pinnacle of the industry when he was named CEO. From 2005-19, as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, he oversaw their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, building the first new arena in New York City in 60 years and re-launching the Nets organization and brand in Brooklyn.

Barclays Center soon became a college basketball destination, attracting the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, and the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Prior to joining the Nets, Yormark served as vice president of corporate sponsorships for NASCAR, where he oversaw a $750 million partnership agreement, the largest in history at that time, that gave Nextel Communications the naming rights to its premier racing series.

Yormark is recognized for his creative business approaches and has been named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list twice and the “Forty Under 40” three times by the Sports Business Journal. Under Yormark’s leadership, the Barclays Center became one of the top 10 entertainment venues worldwide for ticket sales.

https://big12sports.com/news/2022/6/29/conference-brett-yormark-named-big-12-commissioner.aspx
 
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They literally could have taken a few months to train a monkey and it would have been better than Bowlsby. I’m sure this guy will be alright