Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
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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.