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is a professional basketball player who was
12 times NBA
All-Star. He is considered as one of the best players of all
time. Bird along with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson,
revolutionized the game during the
After his retirement in 1992 Bird made to the Basketball
Hall of Fame. His jersey # 33 was retired by the Celtics.
Bird was also named to the NBA's "50 Greatest Players" list,
in 1996. Bird has put in 13 years in the NBA which includes
three championships with the Boston Celtics. Larry returned
to Indiana Pacers to coach the team in 1997. He stayed with
the team for three years and in 2000 stepped down from his
post. In these three years he led the team to
for first time. He
was named NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Pacers to
a 58-24 season, the best in franchise history.
In 2003 he came back with the
team after a gap of three years as team's president.
Bird was born in
West Baden, Indiana to Joe and Georgia Bird. Larry Bird is also
known as "a hick from French Lick”. He started playing
basketball at Springs Valley High School, Bird played guard
during his sophomore and junior years but did not truly excel
until his senior year. He averaged 31 points, 21 rebounds and
four assists as a senior for Springs Valley High School. These
rankings earned him a scholarship to Indiana University. In his
senior years he averaged 30.6 points and 20 rebounds per game,
these rankings were high enough to make him noticed on the
college level. He attended a few colleges and played for them,
but finally decided to start his playing career with the
Sycamores in 1976 and emerged a national collegiate star. For
three straight seasons, Bird was voted the league's Most
Valuable Player, the only forward to be so honored. He was
Finals MVP twice.
selected as the sixth overall pick in the 1978 draft.
Following the draft, Bird returned to the college ranks for
his senior season and completed an outstanding career at
Indiana State. He has won the Sporting News, Naismith and
Wooden awards as national college Player of the Year in
1979, led ISU to an 81-13 three-year record, including a
33-1 mark in 1979, the year Bird's Indiana State team lost
to Johnson's Michigan State squad in the national
championship game. He posted his scoring in double figures
in the 1993-94 games, tallying 40 plus points 15 times and
recorded six triple doubles.