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As expected, Morway out, Pritchard to be in as Pacers GM

Jun 26, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT


What was long rumored and expected is now official.

David Morway has resigned as the general manager of the Indiana Pacers and is leaving the organization, the team announced Tuesday. This is one of those “resign or we will can you” resignations, just so we’re clear.

This clears the way for Kevin Pritchard, the former Trail Blazers GM who has worked as an assistant GM with the Pacers the past year, to step into the big chair. That’s not official yet but it will be soon enough.

That’s not the only change in Indiana today — Larry Bird is stepping out as team president and Donnie Walsh is returning to take on that role again.

Usually these kinds of transitions are messy like a third-world government coup, but in this case the transition should be smooth. Which is good, the Pacers are a quality team — third best in the East last year — who could take some big steps forward with the right moves.

  1. p1nch3dloaf - Jun 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Pritchard is good at getting players susceptible to injuries or questionable health…Oden, Roy and Aldridge.

    Blazers got Pritchslapped!

  2. pmd5319 - Jun 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Not familiar with the front office of the Pacers, was Morway just an extension of Bird? Seems odd that you would fire the GM after one of the teams best seasons in the last 5-7 years. Esp that you would fire him for Pritchard.

    • professoressadiesel - Jun 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      Bird didn’t trust Morway after the botched Mayo trade last season. It’s been all downhill for Morway since then.

  3. diamondmo33 - Jun 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Didn’t Pritchard pass on durant,and draft oden? Way to go pacers!!!

    • Kurt Helin - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      EVERY GM at the time would have done the same thing. Any who say otherwise now are lying. And I’m not kidding.

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