Bird to Consider Future During Offseason
Why would Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird even think about leaving now?
That’s a question only Bird can answer, and right now, Bird doesn’t have any answers.
“Honestly, it’s not even a debate around my house,” he said the other day. “I’ll sit down with Herbie (team owner Herb Simon) when it’s all done and we’ll move from there. Herbie will ask me about it every once in a while, but I don’t want to be a distraction. Right now, it’s the furthest thing from my mind.”
It doesn’t make sense for Bird to leave now, but, then, it didn’t make sense for Bird, as the coach, to walk away after he led the Pacers to the NBA Finals in the 2000 season.