Sources indicate that AAC is considering sports executive Tim Pernetti for the role of next commissioner

New AAC Commissioner Tim Pernetti Brings Unmatched Experience and Leadership to the Conference

The American Athletic Conference (AAC) is in talks to appoint Tim Pernetti as their next commissioner, according to sources. Pernetti, who currently serves as the president of IMG Academy, has a wealth of experience in college sports and television. He previously served as the athletic director at Rutgers, where he led the school to several successful seasons in various sports.

Pernetti also has experience in Major League Soccer as the Chief Business Officer for New York City FC. His background in television includes stints with ABC Sports and ABC Enhanced TV. These experiences make him a strong candidate for the commissioner role, which he is expected to take over from Mike Aresco, who recently retired after 28 years at the helm of the conference.

The AAC has undergone significant changes in recent years, with the addition of schools like Rice, UTSA, and North Texas. The conference is currently under a television contract with ESPN through the 2031-32 academic year. Despite a controversial incident that led to his resignation from Rutgers, Pernetti has been widely regarded as a top executive in the sports industry. His unique blend of skills and experience make him an ideal choice for this important role.

In conclusion, Tim Pernetti’s extensive background in college sports, television and leadership make him an ideal candidate for commissioner position at American Athletic Conference(AAC). With his experience in Major League Soccer and professional background in television along with his campus leadership skills he can help take conference to new heights while navigating significant changes it’s recently gone through.

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