In Boston Celtic lore, there's a well documented history of health issues revolving around Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird. And on Tuesday, according to the Indianapolis Star, those issues have led to the legend stepping down from his post as the president of the Indiana Pacers.
Bird is "100 percent sure" he will not return as president of the team, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday.
Bird, 55, is expected to meet with owner Herb Simon today to finalize his departure.
Larry Legend leaves his post after earning the NBA's Executive of the Year award. The accomplishment helped Bird become the first former NBA player to win the MVP (three times with the Celtics), Coach of the Year (1998) and Executive of the Year.
Bird told The Star, he expects to take a year off before deciding if he'd like to return to the front office in some other capacity. There's no confirmation on what the health issues is.