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Larry Bird

In this November 1991 file photo, Boston Celtics star Larry Bird during a game at the Boston Garden, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Larry Bird parts ways with Pacers

June 27, 2012

Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August 2012.