Bird decides to stay with Pacers and finish the job

Tuesday's lunch meeting did not turn into a long, grueling session for Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations. They knew what they wanted to accomplish; it was just a matter of reaching an agreement. What was to be a three-hour business lunch in Los Angeles was much shorter when the men quickly agreed about the direction of the franchise. Bird and David Morway will remain the team's president and general manager, respectively. "They both want to complete the job they started. I'm happy about it," Simon said during a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. "We had a good, frank, open discussion about everything. Larry wants to win. He's a winner and he likes the progress of the team and he didn't want to really leave."

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