Pacers promote David Morway to General Manager
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that David Morway has been promoted to General Manager of the team.
Morway, who has been with the Pacers 10 years, has been serving as Senior Vice President/Basketball Operations for the team, overseeing the day-to-day operation and administration of the Basketball Division. As General Manager, he will retain his current duties and will assume additional responsibilities of overseeing salary cap issues as well as assisting Pacers President of Basketball Larry Bird with all personnel decisions.
ďIím very happy to have David by my side,Ē said Bird. ďThis newly-expanded role maximizes Davidís skills and experience and Iím confident we have the knowledge and resources to get the Pacers to the level we expect, our owners expect and our fans expect.Ē
Added Morway, ďThis is a great opportunity and a dream come true for myself and my family. Iíve enjoyed working with Larry for the last five years and Iím looking forward to continuing this relationship. Having been with the franchise for 10 years I know what the expectations are and what the Pacers mean to the city and the state. I can promise that we will work diligently to help fulfill those expectations. Iím excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for us.Ē
Morway has a vast sports background. He served as Assistant to the President for the San Diego Padres from 1985-88, where he was involved in contract analysis and negotiation. He also designed and implemented programs in player relations, team employee assistance and customer relations.
From 1988-98, Morway started and was President of Professional Excellence Sports, Inc. (Pro Ex), a sports management firm, he represented more than 75 clients. A 1982 graduate of the University of Arizona, Morway also has a law degree from the University of San Diego.