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Diverse coaches key Pac-10's rise

Updated: September 29, 2010, 12:55 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

With the hiring last year of Larry Scott as commissioner, the Pacific-10 Conference all but announced that the league would abandon the status quo.

To look at his résumé, Scott had no business in the Pac-10. He came from professional tennis. He hired marketing people. He commissioned a video that combines college sports and western Americana so artfully that you feel unpatriotic watching another conference. He brought all of his conference head coaches to New York in July ...

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