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From Scandal to Success: ESPN Sources Report Tim Pernetti as American Athletic Conference’s Next Commissioner.

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Sources say AAC considering Tim Pernetti as next commissioner with sports background

The American Athletic Conference (AAC) is reportedly looking to Tim Pernetti as their next commissioner, according to sources at ESPN. Pernetti is currently the president of IMG Academy and has a strong background in college sports, having previously served as the athletic director at Rutgers. He also brings valuable experience from his time as the Chief Business officer for New York City FC in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Pernetti’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the AAC, as they have recently added several new teams to the conference. He will be replacing Mike Aresco, who has been the commissioner since the league’s inception 11 years ago. The AAC currently has a television contract with ESPN that will last until the 2031-32 academic year.

Despite a setback early in his career involving a scandal involving the basketball coach’s abusive behavior at Rutgers, Pernetti has continued to excel in the industry and his diverse background in television, college sports, and on-campus experience make him a valuable candidate for the commissioner role. The trend of non-traditional hires in the commissioner space is growing, with Pernetti being one of the latest examples of this shift.

By Samantha Nguyen

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