Larry Bird will no longer be driving his Indiana Pacers customized Indy car around the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Following the sweep by Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Bird stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers. Bird had been with the Pacers organization for about 16 years as he coached the Pacers from 1997 to 2000 and had two stints as president of basketball operations, the first from 2003 to 2012 and the second from 2013 to 2017.
Let’s see what Twitter was chirping about on this one.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 28, 2017
*peels out* pic.twitter.com/cTa2FSjWCm
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 28, 2017
"I'll quit before I make a trade with the Lakers" - Larry Bird
— #IamLegend (@KASSSHHHH_) April 28, 2017
Larry Bird: "So, you out this offseason?"
Paul George: "Yeah, I'm gone. Good luck with the rebuilding LOL!"
Bird: "F*** that, I'm out." pic.twitter.com/XQSNBRnUsh
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) April 28, 2017
When Pacers are swept by the Cavs, and Then Larry Bird decides to retire. pic.twitter.com/hJ6TMqPLFh
— Barstool Carmel (@CarmelBarstool) May 1, 2017
Paul George texting Larry Bird about him leaving the Indiana Pacers. 😂 pic.twitter.com/J7YyB4ovqK
— Athlete Texts (@AthletesTexts) April 30, 2017
Larry Bird is stepping down as GM of the @Pacers. He is the only person in NBA history to be MVP, Coach of year and Executive of year.
— Good Clean Sports (@GoodCleanSports) April 28, 2017
Larry Bird after he realized that Paul George wasn't going to come back to Indy this offseason pic.twitter.com/YcIFKwhjCJ
— 12up (@12upSport) April 28, 2017
With the Pacers best player Paul George's imminent departure this coming off-season, Bird probably saw the writing on the wall and saw himself out the door. Rumors are already stirring that Bird might find himself being hired for a similar position for the Orlando Magic.