Reporter Wilner on Cal AD Situation, Golden Bears Leadership Dynamics

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Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News was scheduled to discuss his new effort, the Pac-12 Hotline, with D1.ticker. Then, news broke that Cal AD Michael Williams would not seek a new contract in Berkeley. So, the conversation shifted to the leadership dynamics surrounding the Golden Bears. Wilner noted the institution’s history of taking its time on administrative hires, discussed the continued financial challenges for athletics, and speculated on how the search process may wait until new Chancellor Carol Christ decides how to approach the Bears’ fiscal hurdles.

Jon Wilner | College Sports Reporter | San Jose Mercury News

Past Episodes:
Michael Alford | Associate VP and Director of Athletics | Central Michigan University

Martin Newton | Director of Athletics | Samford University

Ray Anderson | Athletic Director | Arizona State University

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