Larry Bird has never cared about popularity contests. All he ever wanted to do was win.
So on Thursday, the Indiana Pacers' president of basketball operations announced he would not re-sign Frank Vogel to a new contract despite five trips to the playoffs, including two appearances in the Eastern Conference finals. Instead, the Pacers will search for a coach who can do Vogel couldn't: win an NBA title.
"I just came to the conclusion that it was necessary for these guys to hear a new voice," Bird told reporters.
The move comes four days after the Pacers fell just short of becoming the sixth No. 7 seed to upset a No. 2 seed...