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Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (57) / 12/7/1956
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
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Following a series of insensitive tweets from Paul George regarding Ray Rice, Pacers president Larry Bird called George's since-deleted tweets "thoughtless."
While George has tweeted an apology, Bird issued a statement Thursday morning, "Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," Bird said. "We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers' organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature." The NBA is reportedly looking into George's tweets, so there may be some form of punishment either from the league or from the Pacers to follow. Sep 11 - 12:18 PM
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Updating a previous item, Larry Bird has signed a multiyear contract to return to the Pacers as team president.

Bird will return to the team after taking a year away from basketball. Larry Legend previously interviewed for a position with the Kings but eventually withdrew his name from contention. Current team president, Donnie Walsh, will remain with the organization as a consultant while current GM Kevin Pritchard will stay in that role.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Pacers owner Herb Simon says he expects a decision from Larry Bird on whether he'll return to the organization "shortly."

Simon added he expects a resolution at some point next week. Bird took last season off and then briefly flirted with the Kings' GM position earlier in June before withdrawing his name from consideration. Donnie Walsh, who replaced Bird as team president, has said he plans to step aside as soon as Bird returns, which Walsh believes will happen at some point this summer. Walsh expects to run the Pacers' draft, but it sounds like Larry Legend could be back in the fold after that.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Larry Bird has informed the Kings that he's no longer interested in Sacramento's vacant GM position.

Bird may ultimately take another year away from the NBA, though he has a standing offer to return as the Pacers' top executive. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has plenty of fallback options, as he's already interviewed Mike Dunleavy, Chris Mullin, Chris Wallace, David Morway, Travis Schlenk, and others.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 06:25:00 PM

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