Found October 08, 2013 on RealGM:
Larry Bird spent a season away from the Indiana Pacers' front office due to health issues, but he returned this season and has built a deep team through free agency and trade. In Bird's mind, returning to the Pacers so soon was an outcome even he did not envision. "I never dreamed I'd be back, especially so quick," Bird said. "But I thought that's the best thing that I've done in a long time -- get away from it, refresh, watch the team play." When asked how difficult it was to leave, Bird said: "It wasn't hard. I knew we had a good team, that the team was pretty well set." The Sacramento Kings were among the teams that called the Pacers' ownership wondering about Bird's status.

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Frank Isola blasts Hakeem Olajuwon after Tim Duncan trains Roy Hibbert for free

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Danny Granger Looks Good In His Return

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Danny Granger Has a "Rusty" Return

Although most of the attention was on Derrick Rose's return on Saturday's preseason game between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers, it was also Danny Granger's return to the court. After missing most of last season due to a knee injury, the Pacers' small forward came off the bench and scored six points on 2 of 10 shooting, and played 29 minutes.Granger was...

Tim Duncan charged Roy Hibbert nothing to work out with him

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James Harden, nor anyone else, will ever "catch" Larry Bird

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