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Bird, Larry Joe

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

1956 – Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana on the 7th of December.

1974 – He received a basketball scholarship to Indiana University.

1975 – Bird’s parents divorced, his father committed suicide.

1978 – He was drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics.

1980-1993 – He was the forward for Boston Celtics.

         – He was named the league’s Rookie of the Year.

1984 – He earned the award of Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

1985 – The NBA again named Bird the league MVP.

1992 – Due to back problems, he retired as a player from the NBA.

         – Bird joined Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and other NBA stars to play for the United States basketball team.

         – On 18th of August, Bird announced his retirement as an NBA player.

1996 – Bird was voted to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

1997 – He became Head coach of Indiana Pacers.

1998-2000 – Bird served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers.

         – He inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

2000 – Bird resigned as Pacers coach after the end of the 2000 season.

2003 – He returned as the Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations.