INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Larry Bird is returning to the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Wednesday.
Bird spent one season away from the team, and watched as they made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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It was almost exactly a year ago that Bird announced his resignation from the team. He had been serving as president of basketball operations, and he's returning to that position. Donnie Walsh, who had served in the position the past year, will become a consultant for the Pacers. Kevin Pritchard will still be the General Manager.
"The year off gave me a chance to reflect, to rest, to take care of some health issues and it re-charged me," said Bird in a news release. "Donnie and Kevin did a great job and I will lean on both heavily as we move forward toward the goal of competing for a championship."
Bird signed for multiple years, though the Pacers didn't disclose the terms of the deal. He'll begin on Monday.
There has been speculation about Bird's return in recent days.
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