Pacers re-sign G Reggie Miller

Updated: August 20, 2003, 5:17 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - As expected, Reggie Miller stayed put with the Indiana Pacers.

Miller, the Pacers' all-time leading scorer, re-signed on Wednesday and will stay with the only NBA team he has ever known.

Terms for the unrestricted free agent guard were not disclosed, but the Pacers announced that Miller agreed to a multi-year contract.

Coming to terms with Miller was one of the first priorities for Larry Bird, who rejoined the team this summer as president of basketball operations.

"We are thrilled to have Reggie back. It is good to see players stay with the same team throughout their career," Bird said. "Reggie cares about the city he plays in and he has shown great loyalty to the organization over the past 16 seasons. I am looking forward to him having a great season."

Miller has spent his entire 16-year career with the Pacers, is a five-time NBA All-Star and is the NBA's all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (2,330) and attempted (5,854). He is the Pacers' all-time leading scorer by more than 10,500 points with 23,505.

"I wanted to be loyal to myself, the franchise and the fans by finishing my career with the Pacers and pursue our goal of winning a championship," Miller said. "I could not see myself being one of those players that bails out on their franchise just to try and win a ring."

Miller, however, turns 38 on Sunday and is coming off a sub-par effort in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against Boston. He averaged 9.2 points in the six-game series but shot just 28 percent and made only 4-of-25 3-pointers.

Miller averaged 12.6 points on 44 percent shooting in the regular season. He was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in 1996.

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