Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird on Celtics all-time scoring list

BOSTON - Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics' career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as Boston increased its winning streak to five with...

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher eyes back-to-back titles; Seminoles begin preseason practice

...capturing back-to-back championships.The fifth-year coach routinely lists Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as inspirations, but also mentioned Miami Heat president Pat Riley, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll and...

Former NBA commissioner David Stern set to enter Hall of Fame

...our players are now at the top of the celebrity period."It helped to have marketable stars including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.But now comes an honor for the person most responsible for it.Stern will be enshrined Friday in...

Report: Larry Bird to leave post with Pacers

David Morway has resigned 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...

Pacers expect Paul George to make full recovery

...to happen this season.On Tuesday, 11 days after George's gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel said doctors believe the two-time All-Star can be his old self after a long recovery.What the Pacers...

Pacers star Paul George hopes to return for 2014-15 season

...State star. He was impressive enough in college to catch the attention of Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird, who took him No. 10 overall in 2010. After his third season in the league, George was named the NBA's Most Improved...

Flying home?

...already reporters were asking if Larry Bird would succeed him as coach of the...said. Brown agreed. "As far as Larry Bird is concerned, he's a legend here...Heaton said. "And if I'm Larry Bird, I'm thinking, `My buddy Dave...

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Bird named coach of the year

INDIANAPOLIS -- Larry Bird, whose minimalist approach to coaching turned around the Indiana...Conference. "Who in their right mind wouldn't listen to what Larry Bird tells them?" Pacer Reggie Miller once said. "He knows what it...

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Bird's road: French Lick to Hall of Fame

It was just a matter of time for Larry Bird. And now that time has come. A rule that players must...it was obviously a lot different than it will be for Larry Bird because I had absolutely no confidence in the world that...

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Big-money deals will affect Bulls and Jackson

If Rick Pitino is worth $7 million a year, Larry Brown can get $5 million and Larry Bird is contemplating a $4.5 million annual salary, how much is Phil Jackson worth? The coach who has already won four NBA championships...

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