Hall of Famer re­signs as Pac­ers pres­i­dent

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS _ Larry Bird made the de­ci­sion last year. Af­ter nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plot­ting an exit strat­egy.

The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer fi­nally told the rest of the world Mon­day: He was step­ping down as In­di­ana’s pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions, turn­ing the reins over to Kevin Pritchard and stay­ing in the Pac­ers or­ga­ni­za­tion as a scout and con­sul­tant. “Maybe when I turn 70, I’ll come back,’’ Bird joked. “But right now, my wife is happy. She’s been on this run since I was a sopho­more in col­lege.’’

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