|Celebrated Name:||Larry Bird|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Larry Joe Bird|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 December 1956|
|Birth Place:||West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Dinah Mattingly (m. 1989), Janet Condra (m. 1975–1976)|
|Children:||Yes (Corrie Bird, Mariah Bird, Connor Bird)|
|Profession:||American former professional basketball player, former coach, and former executive|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$70 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Larry Bird is the most recent president of Indiana Pacers. The team is in the National Basketball Association. This American man is a former coach, former player, and a professional executive in basketball. He is known for his perfect basketball skills when he worked for Boston Celtics team. His motivation to be the best is because of the poor background he came from.
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Larry Bird was born in 1956 on 7th December. His birthplace was West Baden Springs, Indiana. His mother and father are Georgia and Joseph Bird, respectively. French Lick was where he was raised together with his five siblings. The siblings include Mike, Mark, Jeff, Eddie, and Linda. The Korean War was where his father was a veteran. Eddie is also involved in basketball playing.
Larry Bird attended Springs Valley High School. Things were no better for his family since Georgia and Joe divorced during Larry’s high school life. Joe Bird committed suicide the following year. While in school, Larry made basketball as a way to get away from his home problems.
His first marriage to Janet Condra gave rise to a daughter called Corrie. Larry Bird married Dinah Mattingly in 1989. Conner and Mariah are their adopted children. Larry owns a hotel called Larry Bird’s Boston Connection.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 December 1956, Larry Bird is 66 years old as of today’s date 24th September 2023. His height is 2.06 m tall, and weight is 90 kg.
The career of Larry Bird started when he got a scholarship at the University of Hoosiers. He was playing college basketball. That did not go well for his career until he joined Indiana State University in 1975. For three years, he had a successful career together with the Sycamores. All this time Larry Bird did very well in his basketball career because he was the best shooter. With these skills, he was awarded lots of awards.
The Boston Celtics team drafted him on their NBA draft in 1978. He served as a basketball player for a while then as a coach. His retirement was after he became the president of Indiana Pacers. During his working at Pacers, he faced some health issues in 2012 that he had to quit. In 2013, 26th June, he rejoined the team as Pacers’ president. The resignation of his basketball career was in 2017, 1st May but still keeps in touch with the advisory role.
Awards & Achievements
Larry Bird was awarded many awards as a player, coach and as an executive. As a player, he got the NBA champion award thrice, three awards of the most valuable player, one as the National Player of the year in 1979 among others. In his coaching career, he managed to get two awards that are NBA Player of the Year and NBA Coach of the Year Award. These two awards were in 1998. In 2012, he declared the NBA Executive of the year. As a player, he was honoured severally by different groups.
Net Worth & Salary of Larry Bird in 2023
As of September 2023, Larry Bird has a net worth of $70 million. Bird is a man who has several sources of income. His wealth has risen due to his playing career, coaching and also his presidency in the Pacers. Larry Bird’s career has continuously grown for the past years. As a result, his net worth has increased up to the amount mentioned above.
Our backgrounds do not determine who we become in this life that is, no matter where you come from your future is in your hands. Just by making the right decisions, we all can become what we want. Larry Bird shows how our backgrounds do not determine who we are or become in this life. Larry uses his problems as stepping blocks instead of excuses.