Mar 20, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; TV announcer Clark Kellogg calls the game between La Salle Explorers and the Boise State Broncos during the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. La Salle defeats Boise State 80-71. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Clark Kellogg Steps Down From Executive Role with Pacers

Clark Kellogg, who has been with the Pacers franchise in some capacity since being drafted out of Ohio State in 1982, has re-signed from the team.

He had served as vice president of player relations since July 2010.

“Since 1982, I’ve enjoyed some form of a working relationship with the Indiana Pacers: player, radio and TV broadcaster, and VP of Player Relations,” Kellogg said. “I’m eternally thankful for each opportunity the Simon family and this organization have given me to contribute to its work. It’s been a blessed association in every way for me and my family.

“But times and seasons change. And my time has come to move on from my role as VP of Player Relations. I do so with no regrets, while looking forward to continuing my work as a college basketball game and studio analyst with CBS. Always a Pacer.”

No word as to why he is stepping down now.

Kellogg is 53 years old and his daughter is reportedly getting married this coming weekend, so perhaps the extra responsibility of what has seemed to be more of a ceremonial position than anything — not to mention the commute from his home in Ohio — have become more than someone his age wanted to continue doing.

As most know, Kellogg is also a lead commentator for NCAA basketball. That is what he has been known for over the past two decades and it has seemingly has always been his main focus, even back when he was announcing Pacers games.

Top team executive Larry Bird offered the following words.

“We are glad we had the opportunity to have Clark as part of our team,” said Bird. “His interaction with our players was great and he brought a lot to the table. Anyone who has been around Clark will say you can’t find a better person. We will miss him and wish him the best.”

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