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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:27 am

Jamie Zaninovich has moved to the PAC 12

@wilnerhotline: Pac-12 names WCC commish Jamie Zaninovich its deputy commish and COO. He replaces Kevin Weiberg. Starts 7/1


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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:30 am

Meanwhile, he is keeping us well informed of what he is doing.


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That is a wrap on #NCAA MBB Committee #Selections for Day 1. Selected a bunch and seeded a few today. Back at it in the am. @marchmadness
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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:34 am

Pac12 announcement:

http://pac-12.com/article/2014/03/13/pac-12-names-zaninovich-deputy-commissioner-and-chief-operating-officer
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Post by Guest Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:50 am

PurpleGeezer wrote:Meanwhile, he is keeping us well informed of what he is doing.

I don't think I'd be tweeting about my new job before my new employer announced it.

Good luck to him. Seems like he did good for the WCC. Who's up next?

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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:52 am

I'd announce I'm stepping down before my new gig splashes the new hire.
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Post by Guest Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:54 am

Nope. You announce you're quitting. Something last minute changes on the new gig. You're unemployed.

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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:19 am

up7587 wrote:Nope. You announce you're quitting. Something last minute changes on the new gig. You're unemployed.

There is a diference between signing an employment contract and making the announcement.

Common courtesy says you thank your old gig and wish them well

This is kind of like Kim Kardashian marrying Khris Humpreys, them splitting up, her having a baby and finding out its Kanye West's

Tacky tacky.
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Post by blacksheep Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:42 am

PurpleGeezer wrote:
up7587 wrote:Nope. You announce you're quitting. Something last minute changes on the new gig. You're unemployed.

There is a diference between signing an employment contract and making the announcement.

Common courtesy says you thank your old gig and wish them well

This is kind of like Kim Kardashian marrying Khris Humpreys, them splitting up, her having a baby and finding out its Kanye West's

Tacky tacky.

Did you really just compare Zaninovich to Kim Kardashian?  Evil or Very Mad 
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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:56 am

Got your attention, didn't it?
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Post by PilotNut Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:41 pm

IMO, Zaninovich did a very good job of lifting the profile of the conference... there are always growing pains (i.e. this year's hoops schedule), but I think he did exactly what he needed to do.  The WCC's television contracts are pretty darn good.

The next hire will be interesting...  more of the same, or a change in direction?

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Post by Guest Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:31 pm

Kim K. would lift the, err, profile of the conference. Geezer's choice:

We will be getting a New WCC commissioner Kimk10

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Post by OldePilot Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:05 pm

I thought we outlawed the hidden ball trick. And I'm amazed that was posted by someone other than Double D. Speaking of...never mind.
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Post by DoubleDipper Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:24 am

OldePilot wrote: And I'm amazed that was posted by someone other than Double D.

We will be getting a New WCC commissioner Hmmm10
Hmmmmm, really?
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Post by Guest Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:34 am

Just saw this post from Jon Wilner, made a few days ago:

College Hotline wrote:Action: West Coast Conference begins search for new commissioner to replace Zaninovoich.
Reaction I: The league is on sound footing, having expanded to 10 schools, re-formatted the basketball tournaments and struck a long-term deal with ESPN just three years ago. The next commish won’t have any fires raging when he/she takes over this summer.
Reaction II: Zaninovich is scheduled to step aside July 1, so I wouldn’t expect a lengthy search – three months, tops. (That doesn’t qualify as lengthy, as these things go.) Two possible candidates come immediately to mind: current COO Lynn Holzman, who joined the conference 18 months ago after many years at the NCAA; and Portland athletic director Scott Leykam, who graduated from Saint Mary’s, worked as a professor at SMC and served as Zaninovich’s top lieutenant for four years before moving to The Bluff in 2012.
Reaction III: Zaninovich was an outside hire in ’08, charged with modernizing the league and finding new sources of cash. But the league has evolved and, at this point, needs a commissioner who understands its culture and the needs of its campuses.

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Post by DoubleDipper Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:18 am

I gotta admit, when I read that JZ was moving on, UP's Scott Leykam came to mind as a excellent and likely replacement.

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Post by PilotNut Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:41 am

DD might be on to something...  I have to think Leykam would be a popular candidate, based on his previous position with the conference.

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Post by DoubleDipper Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:49 am

PilotNut wrote:DD might be on to something...  I have to think Leykam would be a popular candidate, based on his previous position with the conference.
Yea, and as I posted in another thread about Marquette, I also believe former UP AD Larry Williams is a strong candidate.

I don't know the composition of the search committee, but it would NOT surprise me if Fr. Bill were a BIG player in the search and decision.....

From a selfish standpoint, I really hope Scott stays at UP.....he's given a great boost to the UP Athletic Department.
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Post by DoubleDipper Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:05 pm

The WCC  has a new commissioner.....it's Lynn Holzman.

Holzman is the third full-time WCC Commissioner in conference's 62-year history.

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Post by DoubleDipper Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:33 pm

Hmm, I just read the article that accompanied the announcement of Commissioner Holzman's selection.

The article states that.
Over the past year......she was charged with overseeing the conference's day-to-day affairs.....
Should we assume she was the one who gave the final OK for last season's basketball schedule?  If so, that does NOT bode well for her treatment of the Pilots.   Evil or Very Mad

I guess we should give her the benefit of the doubt and give her a clean slate, but I'll be keeping an eye on the decisions coming from the WCC.....
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Post by PilotNut Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:08 am

The article mentioned a unanimous vote (which is not surprising in this type of situation), but I can't imagine UP, GU and USD would have let it get that far without assurances that it would not be repeated if she had anything to do with it.

So... what does the Holzman era hold for the conference? Further expansion? Her leadership could be critical as the BCS conferences begin discussions to change the face of NCAA Div. I...

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Post by DoubleDipper Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:02 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:I guess we should give her the benefit of the doubt and give her a clean slate, but I'll be keeping an eye on the decisions coming from the WCC.....
PilotNut wrote:So... what does the Holzman era hold for the conference?  Further expansion?  Her leadership could be critical as the BCS conferences begin discussions to change the face of NCAA Div. I...  
And now, after 3.5 years on the job, the third commissioner in 62 years is heading back to Indianapolis as the NCAA VP of Women's Basketball.

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2017-12-14/lynn-holzman-returns-ncaa-vp-womens-basketball?cid=ncaawbkbsocial_tw_sf176348742&sf176348742=1

I haven't seen any announcement from the WCC....
up7587 wrote:Kim K. would lift the, err, profile of the conference.
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Post by DoubleDipper Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:54 pm

Who's steering the ship?

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2017-12-14/lynn-holzman-returns-ncaa-vp-womens-basketball?cid=ncaawbkbsocial_tw_sf176348742&sf176348742=1

Based upon the above article from the NCAA, ex-WCC Commissioner Holzman starts her new job in Indianapolis on Thursday, and other sources have said she has not been seen in San Bruno "for quite a while."

All I've heard is a few (three) ADs having been focusing on getting a new rudder for the WCC, but I've heard nothing leaked about a possible successor to Holzman.

Anybody got anything to add?
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Post by DoubleDipper Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 am

DoubleDipper wrote:Who's steering the ship?
Just learned that Connie Hurlbut is the WCC Interim Commissioner, and the process of finding the next commissioner won't get any real traction until the WCC schools meet in June.

Connie has been with the WCC for a year, as the Senior Associate Commissioner.

Many of you may remember Glen Layendecker from his time at UP....Glen left UP in 2014 and is the Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer for the WCC.

IMO, the WCC needs to hire someone who is an expert at public relations and can raise the profile of the conference, much in the same mold as former commissioner, Jamie Zaninovich, who is now the Deputy Commissioner of the Pac-12.
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Post by up7587 Tue May 24, 2022 8:42 am

Gloria Nevarez has been the WCC commissioner since 2018. She gave an interview to John Canzano: https://www.johncanzano.com/p/canzano-wcc-commissioner-gloria-nevarez?s=r.


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Post by DoubleDipper Tue May 24, 2022 4:18 pm

I was hoping the headline, "We Will Be Getting a New WCC Commissioner," was true again.

I have not listened to the interview yet, but the commish has some explaining to do on why $$$$ she let teams (USF, BYU, SCU and GU) just take it upon themselves to cancel games or choose a different opponent this past season.
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