(NEW YORK) -- Big East Commissioner John Marinatto has resigned.
"Our recent expansion efforts have stabilized the conference for the long term, and we are likewise well positioned for our very important upcoming television negotiations," Marinatto said in a statement. "As a result, I felt this was the right time to step aside and to let someone else lead us through the next chapter of our evolution."
Cincinnati President Gregory Williams is heading the search committee to find a new Commissioner.
Former CEO of the Miami Dolphins and administrative VP of the Dallas Cowboys Joseph Bailey, will be the interim commissioner according to the conference.
"Joe is a proven leader who will do a terrific job guiding the conference through this time of transition," said Judy Genshaft, South Florida president and chair of the Big East, in the statement. "His experience as a manager and his knowledge of the sports industry make Joe uniquely qualified."
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