Larry Bird thinks Roy Hibbert needs a Hall Of Fame mentor

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roy-hibbert-larry-birdThe offseason for the Indiana Pacers will be something that everyone will be paying attention to. After losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Comfernence Finals, there has been a lot of speculation on the direction the organization is headed. One person that people are speculating about is Roy Hibbert and his future with the team.

Team president Larry Bird spoke to the media Monday about Hibbert and thinks that he should consider working with a Hall of Famer this offseason.

“Roy’s never asked us to go bring someone in,” Bird, the Pacers’ president of basketball operations, said. “I always say big guys are different. I would encourage Roy to try to get with one of the greats. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the best teachers. Bill Walton is great. They know how to play the position as well as anyone ever has. I would encourage that.”

Bird also talked about Hibbert losing confidence during games as well.

“When Roy loses his confidence, he struggles at times,” Bird said. “I hope he can come back strong. I hope he can do the things necessary to get better.”

I don’t think just one thing will fix the problems Hibbert is dealing with. It will be interesting to see how far Bird will go to help his star center.


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