Mike Aresco, the new commissioner of the Big East conference spoke to the media this afternoon at a press conference in New York. Here is video of the presser along with some notable quotes. Aresco seems genuinely confident in the future of the league. Only time will tell.
“I think you approach realignment with the idea that you strengthen your conference,”
“I would not have taken this job if I did not feel that this was a cohesive conference that was committed to each other,”
“What I want to do is make sure I’m a good communicator. I think it’s very, very important to make everyone feel welcome. To understand everyone’s concerns, you have a disparate group of schools but they share a common goal. They want to make this work.”
“I think we have a football conference that’s going to be extremely successful. We already have the most successful basketball conference in the country.” There already is stability and it’s my job to guide them to an even brighter future.”
“I believe this conference has always had the ability to reinvent itself and become stronger. It’s had to do that a few times and it’s going to do it this time.”