Larry Bird No Longer President of Indiana Pacers
Zooming on out of here!
After seeing his team get eliminated by yet another LeBron James-led team, former Boston Celtics legend and Indiana Pacers President had enough.
In a move both stunning and very abrupt, the Indiana Pacers organization announced Larry Bird has decided to step down from his position as the President of the team. Bird made the decision on Friday and as a result General Manager Kevin Pritchard will receive the now-open gig.
Shortly after arriving to NBA offices in a Formula-1 vehicle to vouch for Indiana to host an All-Star Weekend, the move is definitely hard to digest. Especially considering the fact that the Pacers are set to enter a very pivotal summer surrounding their star forward Paul George. If George makes an All-NBA team, he is qualified for a massive $200-plus million raise in the form of a long term deal this summer, but if he doesn’t make the cut, the Pacers will have to decide whether to try to persuade the disgruntled star into staying long term or to trade him before he reaches free agency next offseason.
George has recently been linked to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, but then again, so was DeMar DeRozan. Fun and stressful stuff are definitely happening in the Hoosier State.
At least the Pacers have ‘The Eighth Grader’ Lance Stephenson locked up.