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Larry Bird Stepping Down as President of the Indiana Pacers

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Larry Bird has been the President of Indiana Pacers since 2003. He briefly took a year off in 2012.

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Larry Bird sits in his usual spot in Bankers Life Fieldhouse during an Indiana Pacers regular season game. Bird has been the Pacers front office since 2003.
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In a sequence of tweets Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Larry Bird will step down as the Indiana Pacers President but remain as an adviser.

This summer was expected to be a difficult one for the Pacers with the free agency of Point Guard Jeff Teague and Paul George’s impending free agency in 2018. Earlier this year ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported GM Kevin Pritchard contract was up at the end of this season.

Pacer fans should be concerned. What does Bird’s departure means about Indiana’s prospects of resigning Paul George? Is this Bird’s departure temporary like in 2012? Will the Pacers resign Jeff Teague?

Bird departure leaves the Pacers with more questions then answers.