Bird, Larry Joe

Born: Dec 07, 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 58 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.

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