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    https://twitter.com/wojverticalnba/s...95242078785536

    Larry Bird is stepping down as Pacers president, league sources tell @TheVertical. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations.
    "He's a strong physical presence out there on both ends of the court. He's a man. There's a reason he was an All-Star." -- Vogel on David West

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    Wow.

    George is gone.

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    Oh boy. This can't be good

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    George is definitely gone.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    https://twitter.com/wojverticalnba/s...95242078785536

    Larry Bird is stepping down as Pacers president, league sources tell @TheVertical. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations.
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    This would explain why Bird scheduled his end of season press conference for Monday instead of doing it the same day as McMillian. I'm not sure why people assumes this means George is gone though?

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    Wonder if Bird went to Simon about spending for Paul and Simon said no?
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    Wonder if Bird went to Simon about spending for Paul and Simon said no?
    We have a winner.

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    Theory: PG wants out, Bird is not willing to go through a rebuild so he is stepping down

    that is probably the most obvious theory
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    Told you guys you would get your wish sooner than later. Careful what you wish for. Pritchard sucks

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    Wonder if Bird went to Simon about spending for Paul and Simon said no?
    That doesn't seem logical to me

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    We have a winner.
    Didn't take long for the baseless speculation to begin.

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    That doesn't seem logical to me
    See my message?

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    Pritchard sucks
    Doesn't really matter... If he sucks, he will be replaced by next guy. BIRD had a god-like status in organisation which made many of us believe that he would never be fired no matter how much he sucks.

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    Dude!!!

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    Didn't take long for the baseless speculation to begin.
    Far from baseless.

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    The not wanting to go through a rebuild theory feels spot on to me.
    "He's a strong physical presence out there on both ends of the court. He's a man. There's a reason he was an All-Star." -- Vogel on David West

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    Theory: PG wants out Bird is not willing to go through a rebuild so he is stepping doen

    that is probably the most obvious theory
    Exactly my thought


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    Fire Nate!

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    One down, one to go. Now if I could just remember if Pritchard fired Nate in Portland.....
    "Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel

    "And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "

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    Far from baseless.
    You must have great sources.

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    You must have great sources.
    I did on this one.

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    What if George wanted Bird gone?

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    Doesn't really matter... If he sucks, he will be replaced by next guy. BIRD had a god-like status in organisation which made many of us believe that he would never be fired no matter how much he sucks.
    But some of us don't believe the Bird sucks though. He does make quetionable moves here and there, but he's a long way from sucking. If anything, I was looking at this offseason as his final farewell.

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    Remember when we could have gotten 1-2 solid players and a possible Top 3 draft pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by trading away Paul George?

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    Default Re: Bird resigns

    Btw, I don't think Bird resigns because PG is gone.

    He resigns because he would have been forced to work out a trade for PG instead of stubbornly hold on him for one more season (...and lose for nothing)

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