SEC commissioner Mike Slive retiring
NEW YORK - The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Commissioner Mike Slive would step down from the position he has held for 13 years.
Slive said he will retire on July 31, 2015. The 74-year-old commissioner said he's undergoing treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with in the 90's.
"I have been blessed in more ways than I can count and I will have as much passion for this job on my last day as I did on my first," Slive said. "I consider my health situation a temporary detour in a remarkable road that has allowed me to meet amazing people, experience incredible events and celebrate historic victories. I will relish my final year in this position and look forward to being the biggest fan of the SEC for many years to come."
The SEC said a national search for his successor would begin this fall.
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