The Indiana Pacers announced Monday that Donnie Walsh, the team's CEO and president of basketball operations, is leaving the organization.
The news underscores the Pacers' support of team president Larry Bird and his authority in the front office.
Earlier this month, Pacers co-owner Herb Simon made it clear that there would be some sort of upheaval within the organization by season's end, saying "everything but the owner" would be addressed.
In the past few seasons, the Pacers have endured a litany of incidents involving players getting in trouble with the law or behaving badly.
"We're talking about restructuring, rethinking, all the things you do when your team is in crisis," Herb Simon told The Indianapolis Star. "We're going to be having a series of meetings, and we're going to make changes, yes."
Last month, the Pacers faced more unwanted attention with the arrest of a murder suspect after he had been at the home of one player and a reported rape at the home of another.