Larry Bird still undecided?

Posted by Unknown on Friday, June 01, 2012 with No comments
Since becoming team president, Larry Bird has been patient and very successful at reconstructing the image and roster of the Indiana Pacers and his hard work paid off this current season as they advanced to the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs and pushed the Miami Heat to a six game series.  Simply put, this team will be around for sometime and should be a consistent 50 win team but Bird wants more.  Larry Bird desires to lead the Pacers to a championship, something he almost did when he coached the team in the late 90's.

So what's left to add?  The Pacers have a good young core and a young coach that belongs, the only thing that the franchise is missing is a superstar, the likes of Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James and Bird knows that there's only one way to guarantee having such a superstar.  In the coming days, Bird will ask Pacers owner Herb Simon if he will raise the Pacers payroll to help aid in acquiring a superstar.  If Bird receives an answer that would indicate that the franchise isn't willing to take the next step, then Bird will indeed walk away.