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Former Pacers GM Mike Storen, father of Hannah Storm, dies at 84

Mike Storen, a longtime sports executive, died on Thursday at the age of 84, his daughter, Hannah Storm, shared.

Storen was a founder and first general manager of the Indiana Pacers back in 1967. He became the commissioner of the ABA in 1973 and later served as a GM of the Atlanta Hawks.

Storen had three children and two step-children. His daughter, ESPN anchor Hannah Storm, shared a note on Twitter about her father, who died from a rare form of cancer.

“If you knew my dad, you knew not only the profound impact he had on the sports industry, but also on the people he encountered. He was creative, larger-than-life, relentlessly positive, a fierce leader, inspiring, a forward thinker and above all, my greatest supporter. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I share that Mike Storen, loving father, grandfather, husband, proud member of the Fighting Irish family, and renowned sports executive, passed away today due to his battle with a rare form of cancer,” Storm wrote.

You can see her full note about her father below:

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