Found June 26, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Larry Bird has done a tremendous job in building the Indiana Pacers back to a contender in the Eastern Conference.  The team was very active last off-season in signing free agent David West and trading for George Hill.  Even though the Pacers are experiencing a bit of a front office shake-up, they have some in-house business to take care of this off-season by re-signing Hill and Roy Hibbert. Indiana Pacers (42-24 last year) 2011-12 Season Summary: The long-term plan the Pacers put into effect a couple of seasons ago is starting to pay off.  By building through the draft, not overpaying free agents, and make smart transactions, Indiana has become a relevant team in the Eastern Conference.  For the first time since 2004-2005, the Pacers finished with a winning record and advanced past the opening round of the playoffs. Though not nearly as productive as he was when he averaged almost 26 points per game four years ago, Danny Granger remains the alpha dog for Indy.  His scoring dropped...

Bird reportedly leaving Pacers job

Larry Bird turned the Indiana Pacers around after he took over as president in 2008. He capped it by being named NBA Executive of the Year with a strong playoff showing this season. And now it appears to be over. The NBA Hall of Famer will not return to the team, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star. Bird is "100 percent sure" of his decision and will finalize...

Report: Larry Bird Stepping Down as President of Pacers

Larry Bird's tenure as president of the Indiana Pacers appears to be nearing its end. Bird is "100 percent" sure that he won't return to the team, according to the Indianapolis Star. Bird coached the Pacers for three seasons from 1997-2000 before returning as the team's president of basketball operations in 2003. The longtime Celtic great was even named NBA...

Larry Legend Heads Home, Bird Resigns As Pacers President

Winds of change swept through the front office of the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday according to the “Indianapolis Star,” as the paper has reported that the club’s General Manager David Morway, resigned his position with the franchise and in a rather surprising move, Pacers Team President Larry Bird, decided to step away from his duties with the club. The former Hall Of Fame...

Top 10 reasons why Larry Bird is leaving the Pacers

10) Kind of doubts the team is going to get tougher just because he said so9) Being so much better at his job than Isiah Thomas kind of gets old after a few decades8) Just realized that his team's best player is, in fact, Danny Freaking Granger7) Tired of having to brown-bag his lunch, like every other GM of a small market team6) Knows that after you've been named executive...

Larry Bird Leaving Pacers

From Larry Bird has decided to call it quits as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird is “100 percent sure” he will not return as president of the team, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday. Bird, 55, is expected to meet with owner Herb Simon today to finalize his departure. The article also cities that Bird has been struggling...

Larry Bird To Leave Pacers

Larry Bird has decided to end his tenure as president of the Pacers.

Larry Bird Leaves Pacers, Having Cleaned Up Franchise's Image in Eight Years Since Brawl

The 2006-07 Indiana Pacers were no Dream Team. They won 35 games, found enough playing time to give 38-year-old Darrell Armstrong 15 minutes a game and eventually cost Rick Carlisle, an excellent coach, his job. Danny Granger was a budding star and Jermaine O'Neal enjoyed the last All-Star caliber season of his long career, but the Pacers enjoyed few bright spots that season...

Report: Larry Bird leaving the Pacers

Pacers' GM Morway resigns

General manager David Morway resigned from the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Tuesday. Morway relinquished most of his day-to-day duties around the same time the postseason ended. He hasn't been involved in draft or free agency preparation. The move was expected, as the front office is reconfigured without president of basketball operations Larry Bird and Morway. Bird...

Pacers offseason update #2

Okay, so as it turned out, I was wrong. Larry Bird, despite sounding like he wanted to return, will resign as Pacers president. He'll apparently stick around for the draft, but after that, he will be replaced by the familiar face of Donnie Walsh, who is coming off a one-year hiatus as Knicks president.Dang.Not that I have anything against Walsh. After all, he was the dude that...

NBA 2K13 Cover features Durant, Rose, and Griffin

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