June 26, 2013 |
The NCAA stripped Oregon of a scholarship in each of the next two seasons and put the program on probation for three years, opting against stiffer penalties such as a bowl ban despite issuing a show-cause order against former coach Chip Kelly, who apologized to the school, its fans and its players. The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions released a report Wednesday that said Kelly failed to monitor the program for its improper involvement with Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service.
February 12, 2013 |
Connor Bird, the 21-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird, was arrested on Sunday at Indiana University after he allegedly attempted to run over a former girlfriend with his car, the Indianapolis Star is reporting . University police chief Keith Cash said police had a witness to the incident and that Bird faces charges of battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession. Police say the two were in Bird's car on campus when an argument began.
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. He spent four years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was last season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying a month ago that he was willing to stay. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his departure.
June 26, 2012 |
David Morway resigned Tuesday as general manager of the Indiana Pacers amid reports that Larry Bird is on the way out, too. Morway was hired by the Pacers in 1999 and had been GM since 2008. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers, citing an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Pacers and owner Herb Simon declined to comment. The 55-year-old Bird was the Pacers coach from 1997-2000, taking the team to its only NBA Finals appearance that last year, before returning to the front office in 2003.
June 26, 2012 |
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made their deepest playoff run in seven years this season, reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat. Bird is “100% sure” he will not return as president of the team, according to the Indianapolis Star, which cited an anonymous source it said had direct knowledge of the situation.
May 16, 2012 |
Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird was voted the NBA's executive of the year on Wednesday, becoming the first person to win that award, plus the most valuable player and coach of the year honors. The Pacers went 42-24 and are tied 1-1 with Miami in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bird's moves to strengthen the team during the off-season included promoting Frank Vogel from interim to head coach and signing starting forward David West . He acquired point guard George Hill in a draft-night deal with San Antonio, and traded for Lou Amundson and Leandro Barbosa to fortify the bench for the Pacers, who earned the No. 3 seeding in the East and had the fifth-best record in the league.