SEC Commissioner Mike Slive has one year left on his contract. By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, Slive will have to decide if he wants to stay in the commissioner role. Slive, who turns 73 next month, tells AL.com’s Jon Solomon, he hasn’t made his decision just yet.
“There were certainly big things in my A pile (to complete before retiring): the expansion, the (SEC) network and the BCS and modeling that out to how we hoped it would come out. I have another year to go in my current agreement, and at some point this year we’ll sit down and have a conversation and see where we go from there.”
Slive is the fourth-highest paid conference commissioner. The Pac-12′s Larry Scott, Big Ten’s Jim Delany and ACC’s John Swofford all make more money than Slive, who earned approximately $1.6 million in 2011. When his current term expires next summer, he will have served for 12 years, making him the longest-tenured commissioner since Boyd McWhorter served from 1972 to 1986.