What’s the Salary & Net Worth 2022 of Larry Bird? What about his Wife, Child?
Facts of Larry Bird
|December 7, 1956
|Baseball player, Coach, Executive
|6 feet 7 inches (2.01m)
|Janet Condra (1975-1976)
|West Baden Springs, Indiana
|Springs Valley High School
|Claude Joseph Bird
|Mike, Mark, Jeff, Linda, Eddie
|Conner, Corrie, Mariah Bird
|Larry Bird Instagram
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Larry Bird is an American former basketball executive, coach, as well as a player who most recently served as president of Basketball Operations for Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
When was Larry Bird Birthed?
Larry Bird was born as Larry Joe Bird on 7th December 1956, in West Baden Springs, Indiana, the United States of America. As of 2020, he is 64 years old and his horoscope is Sagittarius.
He is the son of Georgia Bird (mother) and Claude Joseph Bird (father). His father, Claude was a Korean War veteran while his mother, Georgia worked two jobs at a time to support her family.
He has five siblings, four brothers Mike, Mark, Jeff, and Eddie, and a sister Linda Bird Campbell. His brother Eddie is also a former basketball player who played for Indiana State.
Larry holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background. He attended Springs Valley High School in French Lick and was a key component of the school’s basketball team, becoming its all-time leading scorer by the time he graduated in the year 1974.
Who is Larry Bird Wife?
Larry is a married man who has been through a struggling relationship as well. Janet Condra is his first wife with whom he lived for around one year together and got divorced. They were married on 8th November 1975 but divorced the next year on 31st October 1976.
His ex-wife, Janet was his high school classmate and first met each other at Spring Valley High School. They also have a daughter together named Corrie Bird.
After his separation from his first wife, Larry Bird tied the wedding knot with Dinah Mattingly on 30th September 1989, who he met while studying at Indiana State University.
The couple has two adopted children named Conner and Mariah Bird.
How much is Larry Bird Net Worth and Salary?
Larry has an estimated net worth of $55 million as of 2022. Bird used to earn an annual salary of about $3 million on average during his playing career. He made career earnings of about $24.070 million. His for the 1988 season was reported to be $1.8 million.
His salary in the 1991-1992 season was $7.070 million and became the first player to earn an annual salary of more than $5 million.
Larry recently has an average salary of $2 million every year. Also, he has a pacer’s ‘Indy’ Car, fully retrofitted and street legal. Being the president of the Indiana Pacers, he receives an annual average salary of $1.5 million.
Moreover, he owned a house in Naples, Florida which he listed for sale for $4.8 million in the year 2016. Besides, he has several other houses in Orange County, French Lick, Southborough Massachusetts, and so on.
What is the Height of Larry Bird?
Larry stands at a tall height of 6 feet 7 inches and his body weight is around 100 kg. Bird has blonde-colored hair and his eyes are hazel in color.
Larry Bird started his career as a basketball player at the Springs Valley High School averaging 31 points, 21 rebounds, and 4 assists as a senior on his way to becoming the school’s all-time scoring leader.
His Basketball Career
- Larry was picked by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft.
- He agreed to a five-year, $3.25 million contract with the team making him the highest-paid rookie in league history at the time.
- With averages of 21.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.7 steals per game for the season, Larry was selected to the All-Star Team and named Rookie of the Year.
- He joined Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan and other NBA stars to play for the United States basketball team in that year’s Olympics in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1992
- on 18th August 1992, he announced his retirement as an NBA player.
Career After Retirement
- After retiring from playing, Larry took a job as a special assistant in the Celtics’ front office, a position he held until 1997 when he accepted the head coach position at the Indiana Pacers.
- He went on to serve the franchise in various positions, first as head coach, then twice as President of Basketball Operations before ultimately resigning in the year 2017 to take an advisory role.