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INDIANAPOLIS -- Larry Bird will get to see his rebuilding project through, after all. Nike air max jordan 23 schuhe grau-weiß-rot . The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday that they will keep Bird as team president after he met with owner Herb Simon in Los Angeles. The Pacers made their first playoff appearance since 2006 this season in the final year of Birds contract, and the future looks bright. Danny Granger, the veteran starter, is 28, and none of the remaining starters -- Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough, Paul George or Roy Hibbert -- is older than 25. "Im quite pleased with the success we experienced this past season and pleased with the direction our team is going," Simon said in a statement. "Im glad Larry is staying to help us continue in the positive direction we are going." The team also announced that David Morway will stay as general manager. Things didnt look so good for Bird at the beginning of the year. The Pacers were 17-27 when the team fired coach Jim OBrien. But interim coach Frank Vogel went 20-18 and guided the team to the playoffs, where Indiana challenged the Chicago Bulls before losing the first-round playoff series 4-1. The Pacers now will decide if the 37-year-old Vogel fits into their plans. "I hope we can keep our core basketball group together, and one of my first priorities will be to address the coaching situation," Bird said. Simon gave Bird credit for putting the Pacers in position to move forward. "He gave us a three-year plan, and I think hes lived up to his three-year plan," Simon said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "He said it would be tough going, but by the third year, he thought we could probably make the playoffs, which he did, and that we would have cap space to build upon the core group that hes established." The franchise will have the financial flexibility to add pieces. Bird said at the end of the season that Simons willingness to dip into that available money would play a role in whether the two could come to an agreement. Bird was hired as team president in 2003 and shared the basketball decisions with then-CEO Donnie Walsh. The infamous brawl between Pacers players and Pistons fans took place in 2004, prompting the team to make talent-depleting trades. Cleaning up the roster and financial restrictions slowed Birds progress. He took full control of basketball decisions after the 2007-08 season, when Walsh left to become the New York Knicks president. The Pacers went 36-46 in 2008-09 and 32-50 in 2009-10. This season, the team finished the regular-season with a 37-45 record. "The past few months have been the most enjoyable since I took over as president of basketball operations," Bird said. "To see our young players develop, to see us make the playoffs and then to see us compete in a hard-fought series with Chicago are indications we are headed in the right direction and it has made me even more determined to help this team improve further and go to the next level." Nike Air Jordan Retro Schuhe Schweiz . Florence will remember both accomplishments for a long time. The Bears overwhelmed the Bruins 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night as Florence threw for two scores and ran for another. Nike air jordan 1+3 schuhe weiß-rot . Paul Reinhart played 648 games as a defenceman with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks.http://www.airjordanschweiz.eu/ . - Veteran Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva will take on hard-nosed middleweight Chris (The Crippler) Leben at UFC 132Nike air jordan 7 schuhe weiß-schwarz-rot .C. -- Defenceman Jamie McBain has signed a new two-year contract with Carolina Hurricanes worth US$3. Nike air jordan schuhe weiß . The 29-year-old from Mont-Tremblant, Que., finished second to Swiss racer Beat Feuz in a World Cup downhill to record his 15th World Cup podium finish.BROUSSARD, La. -- Edward Loar won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, closing with a 2-under 69 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Morgan Hoffmann. Loar, the 35-year-old former Oklahoma State player who also won the tours 2012 Panama Claro Championship, finished at 17-under 267 on the Le Triomphe course. He earned $99,000 to take the money lead with $164,684. "Theyre all hard to win especially having to battle the elements today," Loar said. "Its a great start to the year. I think everyones goal is to be No. 1 out here." The left-hander also won the Asian Tours 2003 Thailand Open and 2004 Korean Open. Hoffmann alsso shot 69. Nike Air Jordan Retro 6. . Brett Wetterich was third at 14 under after a 65. With the wind steady at 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph, Loar birdied Nos. 5, 6 and 8 and had a four-stroke at 18 under at the turn. He bogeyed No. 10, rebounded with a birdie on the par-5 12th, then dropped another stroke on 16, birdied the par-3 17th after hitting an 8-iron to 10 feet and closed with a bogey. "I look at the leaderboards every now and then and I knew they were close," said Loar, the father of triplets. "I just played great today. It was a great ball-striking round for me. I did have a couple of three-putts, but putting is the hardest part in wind like this." ' ' '
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