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Happy NBA Draft Day!
The Indiana Pacers were busy yesterday changing front office leadership but things remain the same for the draft with Larry Bird working the draft board. With Bird making the call it is hard to tell what the team might do if they maintain their 26th pick. For one, picking that deep in the draft creates a ton of variables outside the Pacers control. Secondly, all of the extra workouts and mock drafts leaning toward this player or that based on what some NBA insiders are hearing means those names are far more likely to be smokescreen for the Pacers true draft intentions.
But...that's why we watch the draft. If you want to watch with other like-minded Pacers fans in the Indy area, pick one of the Pacers Draft Party locations near you and enjoy the evening with other fans.
Check out the links after the jump with more stories about Bird, Kevin Pritchard and Donnie Walsh along with draft day stories.
- Bird Resigns, Pritchard, Walsh In | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers make it official: Larry Bird leaving team, Donnie Walsh returning | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Mike Wells: Pacers make smooth management transition | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers: Are you confident Pritchard and Walsh can get the job done? | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Bob Kravitz: Bird was one of a kind, and I'm going to miss him | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Larry Bird stays with the Pacers through Thursday’s NBA draft, where they pick 26th | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers part ways with Larry Bird - AP
- Bird cites health issues and timing for leaving
- Bird Provides Seamless Transition to Walsh and Pritchard | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers Host Seventh Predraft Workout | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- NBA Draft Rumors: Smoke Gets Heavy Ahead Of Thursday's Derby - SBNation.com
- Brandon Roy’s potential return creates an intriguing possibility for contenders | The Point Forward
- Pacers: Knox Indy Pro Am kicks off with Lance Stephenson participating - fox59.com
- Bob Kravitz: Larry Bird again leaves after getting Pacers in position for success | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Larry Bird, man of action: 10 most notable moves | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Minnesota Timberwolves express interest in signing Brandon Roy - ESPN
- Deron will be in Brooklyn for opener, especially if Dwight can be lured there as well - NYPOST.com
- Team-by-team needs entering NBA draft – USATODAY.com
- Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers want established player, top-10 pick for Pau Gasol - ESPN Los Angeles
- 2012 NBA Draft -- Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan says no decision made on future of Dwight Howard - ESPN
- Bobcats need 'enticing' offer to trade No. 2 pick - NBA - SI.com
- Free Agency 2012: Ranking the centers | The Point Forward
- Rockets retain salary flexibility, build intrigue in pre-draft trade with Bucks | The Point Forward
- 2012 NBA Draft -- Houston Rockets make trade with Milwaukee Bucks to move up to 12 - ESPN
- Pistons trade Ben Gordon to Bobcats for Corey Maggette - USA Today