Will Larry Bird Be Back Next Year?
To keep with our similarly question-marked headlines about team management …
“You never know,” Bird said. “The owner might want whatever he thinks. I might not want to come back. I really don’t know at this stage, but I do enjoy it.
“I tell everybody I got one of the best jobs in the world. You got to take the good with the bad, but once it turns, it’s going to turn good.
“I’ll talk to [Simon] about that after the season. But we have a great owner. I respect him. He’s great for the league and has been very good to me. I’ve been with him 11 years. But whatever he thinks, we’ll sit down and talk about it.”
Larry also talked about the upcoming offseason.
“This is really going to be the first year we are really going to have some money to go out and take a look,” Bird said. “We’ve sort of been hamstrung. We got a lot of guys in the last years of their deals. We got some good young players we really like. We’re trying to get better the rest of the year and develop a little bit, get a couple pieces and hopefully be better next [season].”
I imagine he will be back.