Biography of Larry Joe Bird

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  • Full Name: Larry Joe Bird
  • Profession:  Players in NBA
  • Birth Place: Indiana
  • Date of birth: Friday, December 7, 1956
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
Larry Joe Bird
Born in West Baden Springs, Indiana he was the son of Georgia and Joe Bird. He grew up in West Baden and French Lick town on the border, so he was nicknamed "the Hick from French Lick after the famous basketnya's career. The financial danger has been disturbing the family Bird Larry in childhood. In 1988 was interviewed by Sports Illustrated, Bird tells how his mother fought for finance by borrowing the money to the Bank. When his children wanted the shoes, the mother contacted the Bank to get money. This makes the motivation on him.

The fight against poverty for the Bird family compounded by Joe Bird that drunks and a chaotic personal (stress). In 1975, after Bird's parents divorced, her father also committed suicide. Notwithstanding the problems in family household bird still bother him. In the second year at high school, Larry Bird became one of the best basketball players in French Lick. He became the star of the Spring Valley high school team in French Hick, West Baden. Larry became the first record holder in scoring points. Photo of himself were on display at his school. In what is now known to be Larry Bird Boulevard from the French Hick.

In 1974, Larry Bird get the scholarship from the University of Indiana. This University is one of the well-known University for a basketball program for the student body. Led by Coach Bobby Knight. But he was not at home and found it did not match the size and population of the University of Indiana, and he left the University after a month of study there and returned back to French Lick.

After enrolling in the local colleges and get some sideline work in her hometown, he enrolled to the University of Indiana. Where he is coached by Bob King who was later replaced by Bill Hodges. At his last school year, Bird led the Sycamores to the final ISSUE of the NCAA tournament in 1979. But it was defeated by the University of Michigan, the State in opposing rival motori by his future in the NBA, Ervin "Magic" Johnson.

ISSUE Sycamores basketball team that year with a record high achieving win-lose 33-1. That year also the Bird got Two-way Naismith and Wooden Appreciation is given to the best men's basketball athletes of the level of the student. Only by playing 3 years at Indiana State University, he left the campus with the achievement as the fifth highest on record-holder for points at the NCAA level (Student Basketball League), and produces an average of 30.3 PPG, 13.3 RPG and 4.6 APG.

He is a former United States basketball player who played in the NBA. He needs to be acknowledged as one of the greatest in all of his game, and probably the tergesit. Larry enters in NBA Draft No. 6 overall by Boston Celtics in 1978. Bird played as a small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons.

He retired as the NBA players in 1992. Bird has been voted NBA's 50th Anniversary all-time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. Outside of basketball, Larry appeared in three feature films.

The movie, among other things, the Blue Chips in 1994, and Space Jam with Michael Jordan and Bill Murray and Celtic Pride with Dan Aykroyd and Damon Wayans in 1996. He also appeared with Michael Jordan in the 1993 Super Bowl ads for McDonalds entitled "The Showdown" is often ranked as one of the ten best Super Bowl ads.

Meanwhile, Larry continued to establish its relationship with the NBA, build a second career with great success. He first worked for the Celtics as an Assistant front office from 1992 until 1997. Then he accepted the position of head coach of the NBA team, the Indiana Pacers. Under his leadership, despite the lack of experience of coaching before, the Pacers won the eastern region was in 1998 and 1999. They also won the Crown of the East region in 2000.

As an outstanding effort, Larry manages to be coach of the Year for the 1998 NBA season. He then resigned as coach of the Pacers after the 2000 season. Larry returned to the Organization in 2003 as President of Basketball Operations. He continued in this capacity until now. Larry Bird will always be remembered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and among the five or so the best players in NBA history.

  • 3 × NBA champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
  • 2 × NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986)
  • 3 × NBA Most Valuable Player (1984 – 1986)
  • 12 × NBA All-Star (1980 – 1988, 1990-1992)
  • 9 × All-NBA First Team (1980 – 1988)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1990)
  • 3 × NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982 – 1984)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year

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