NBA Rumors: 10 Reasons Larry Bird Should Have Taken the Cleveland Coaching Job

October 12th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
Sometimes we find out about things way after they already happened.

This was the case in Cleveland this week, as fans were treated to yet another form of rejection by the National media.

Rumors were leaked this week that Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird turned down an offer to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers this off-season.

Larry Bird, as many of you can remember, made his coaching debut in 1997 with the Indiana Pacers and vowed that he would only coach in the NBA for three seasons.

He made good on this promise, leading the Pacers to three consecutive winning seasons and two Central Division championships from 1997-2000.

After his short coaching stint, he left the Pacers franchise for three years, only to return in 2003 with his current title of President of Basketball Operations.

Bird stated that he turned down the Cavaliers offer because he does not wish to coach ever again in the NBA, and that he wanted to remain close to his family.

Those reasons are understandable, but there are still people out there that think a return to coaching might just be a good thing for Larry Bird. ...

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