Larry Bird has decided to call it quits as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird is “100 percent sure” he will not return as president of the team, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday.
Bird, 55, is expected to meet with owner Herb Simon today to finalize his departure.
The article also cities that Bird has been struggling with his back and neck injuries and will likely take a year before pursuing any other front office position. But it has to be in the back of every Celtics fans' mind that the Celtics should make a move to bring Larry back to Boston.
Bird did a phenomenal job this past season bringing great personnel to the Indiana Pacers, including stealing David West from us. While you have to credit Danny Ainge for putting together the Celtics' Big 3, he is also known to make some crazy moves (Perkins Trade) and Bird might be a safer option as a GM.
There is also speculation that Bird might be pursuing retirement due to health reasons. He has been successful in all things basketball, and is the only person to ever have been named Executive of the Year, Coach of the Year and NBA Most Valuable Player. If this is the end of the road for Larry, he has had an amazing career in all aspects of the sport. But if not, here's to hoping he finds himself back in Boston.