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08:13 AM ET 06.11 | Larry Bird can be a blunt man, and he may be on the verge of cutting short general manager David Morway tenure. Bird no longer has a relationship with soon-to-be ousted [Morway], according to multiple sources. Sources say the fizzled relationship is the one of the main reasons why Bird plans to replace Morway with Kevin Pritchard as general manager once Bird agrees to a new deal with owner Herb Simon to remain as president when the two meet later this week. Pritchard was hired to be the Pacers' director of player personnel last summer. It takes awhile to earn Bird's trust and once you burn that bridge he's done with people. That's the case right now with Morway.

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June 11, 2012  08:45 AM ET

You cannot under any circumstance allow for any subordinate to usurp your authority or undermine the direction that you're going. Bird is right and thats in any business. This person should be ghost!

June 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET

I'm confused... Why are they shaking up the front office? They did not do too badly with the pieces they have?

June 11, 2012  08:51 AM ET

If you <insert negative behavior here> against your <insert superior position here> in <insert occupation here> you will get <insert buzzword for getting your **** fired here>.

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June 11, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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.....don't end up in a roadside ditch

LOL

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June 11, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Giving Him The Bird, Bro?

June 11, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Giving Him The Bird, Bro?

Nice one Jack..

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June 12, 2012  01:28 AM ET
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When Larry the Legend speaks ya better listen. He knows a thing or two about basketball.

What about the other legend running the Bobcats?

June 12, 2012  08:02 AM ET
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What about the other legend running the Bobcats?

Well, Jordan knows only one thing.... not two

 
June 12, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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What about the other legend running the Bobcats?

The diff is...Bird is the just the Pres or VP...Mike is the OWNER! He writes the checks...Bird just signs them

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