Inducted into to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
Named Coach of the Year in the NBA 1997-1998 Season.
Considered one of, if not the, greatest basketball players of all time. Played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 - 1992 and became coach of the Indiana Pacers in 1997.
Is twice-married, and the father of 3 children.
All-NBA Second Team (1990). NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984). Twelve- time NBA All-Star (1980-1988, 1990-1992). NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982). Long Distance Shootout Winner (1986-1988). Led the NBA in free throw shooting (1984, 1986, 1990). NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996). Member of gold medal- winning U.S. Olympic Team (1992).
The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1979). Naismith Award winner (1979). John R. Wooden Award winner (1979). The Sporting News All-America First Team (1978, 1979). Holds 30 Indiana State records, including most points (2,850), steals (240) and rebounds (1,247).
The only non-center to win 3 consecutive NBA MVP awards. (2 June 1986)
Announces retirement. (18 August 1992)
Named NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Indiana Pacers to a 58-24 record, the best in franchise history. (12 May 1998)
Signed the then-largest rookie contract in NBA history - 5 years, $3,250,000 - with the Boston Celtics. (8 June 1979)
Ex-wife, Janet Condra, was his childhood sweetheart.
Indiana State University, BA (Physical Education) 1979
Children: Corrie Bird by ex-wife Janet Condra; adopted son Connor and daughter Mariah with wife Dinah.
After dropping out of Indiana University, he hitch-hiked back home to French Lick, worked for a year, and then enrolled at Indiana State University.
Drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1978 as a junior-eligible, but didn't join them until 1979. Led the Celtics to what was then the greatest single-season turnaround in NBA history (from 20 wins to 61) and to the conference finals in the 1979-1980 season.
Originally went to Indiana University on a basketball scholarship to play for the legendary Bobby Knight, but dropped out before his first season and never played for the Hoosiers.
Boston Celtics All-Time Turnovers Leader (2,816).
Boston Celtics All-Time Steals Leader (1,556).
Known for his shooting abilities, Bird had a career free throw shooting accuracy of 89% and a career three point shooting accuracy of 38%.
Led the Indiana State Sycamores to an undefeated season, and on to the national championship where they lost to Michigan State. Their star player was Magic Johnson.
On June 27, 2012, a day before the 2012 NBA Draft, Bird and the Pacers parted ways. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his leaving.
The logo for the twitter.com social website, Larry the Bird, is named after him.
Inducted into the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Red Auerbach, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams.
On June 27, 2012, a day before the 2012 NBA Draft, Bird and the Pacers parted ways. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his leaving. [June 2012]
The Indiana Pacers announced that Bird will become president of basketball operations. [July 2003]
Inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Induced into the Indiana State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
Stepping down as President of the Indiana Pacers.[April 2017].
Friends with Magic Johnson.