Facts of Larry Bird
|Full Name:||Larry Bird|
|Birth Date:||December 7, 1956|
|Profession:||Baseball player, Coach, Executive|
|Height:||6 feet 7 inches (2.01m)|
|Divorce||Janet Condra (1975-1976)|
|Net Worth||$55 million|
|Birth Place||West Baden Springs, Indiana|
|Education||Springs Valley High School|
|Father||Claude Joseph Bird|
|Siblings||Mike, Mark, Jeff, Linda, Eddie|
|Kids||Conner, Corrie, Mariah Bird|
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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).
How much is Larry Bird Net Worth and Salary?
Larry has an estimated net worth of $55 million as of 2019. Bird used to earn an annual salary of about $3 million on average during his playing career. He made the 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, and Southborough Massachusetts, and so on.
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 with 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. As of now, the couple is living a happy and blissful life together without any sign of divorce or separation.
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.
What is the Height of Larry Bird?
Larry stands at the 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 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.