Larry Bird steps down as Pacers President

SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 8: Larry Bird  arrives for the 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonyat Symphony Hall on August 8, 2014 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Unexpected news emerged from the Indiana Pacers organization emerged on Friday, as Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Larry Bird was stepping down as team president. Kevin Pritchard will assume responsibility of basketball operations.

Wojnarowski also reports that Bird will remain with the team as a consultant.

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