FILE - This May 12, 1997 file photo shows Larry Bird speaking as the new coach of the Indiana Pacers, at a news conference in Indianapolis. The Pacers have parted ways with Bird. Owner Herb Simon ... more 
FILE - This May 12, 1997 file photo shows Larry Bird speaking as the new coach of the Indiana Pacers, at a news conference in Indianapolis. The Pacers have parted ways with Bird. Owner Herb Simon announced the move Wednesday, June 27, 2012, one day before the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tom Strattman, File
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 2:05 PM EDT