Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers but will remain as a consultant, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reported.
Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations, Wojnarowski reported.
Larry Bird is stepping down as Pacers president, league sources tell @TheVertical. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 28, 2017
Bird is expected to continue on as a consultant, working with Pritchard and the Pacers front office, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 28, 2017
Bird, 60, the Celtics legend and Hall of Famer, returned as Pacers president of basketball operations in 2012 after a year away. He had held the position since 2003. He was head coach of the Pacers from 1997-2000. He’s the only person in NBA history to be named MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.