Evan Pfaff runs the day-to-day operations of Big 12 Hoops. Evan, a passionate and sometimes obsessive Tiger fan, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1999.
If you have seen Usual Suspects you probably know the scene where the police officer drops his coffee mug after realizing who was in his office. A similar occurrence happened to Evan when he was in coffee shop in Ohio and read on the front page of the USA Today sports section that Norm Stewart had resigned.
Until 2004, he would have claimed that being present at Quin Snyder's introductory press conference was his crowning achievement as a Tiger fan, but now he denies the Snyder tenure ever happened.
Evan resides in Denver with a tolerant wife, baby boy and dog.
Chairman and CEO
A fifteen year veteran of the online industry, Jim Bankoff developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL.com, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as an Executive Vice President at AOL. He initiated and oversaw the drive to open up AOL's content and services onto the web and was the first executive of a major portal to embrace professional blogging with his acquisition of Weblogs Inc. and development and leadership of sites such as TMZ, Fanhouse, BloggingStocks and Engadget. His accomplishments have earned him wide recognition, most notably the first Emmy ever awarded to a webcast, for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online. Bankoff holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Emory University.
Tyler Blezinski, Editor of Big12Hoops, is also the publisher of Athletics Nation, founded in November 2003. Athletics Nation was the blueprint from which Big12Hoops would be built. Blezinski has interviewed A's General Manager Billy Beane, A's owner Lewis Wolff and A's manager Bob Geren as well as many players. He has also written columns for the Oakland Tribune and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. He was also featured in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times.