Born December 7, 1956, Larry Joe Bird is a former NBA basketball player and coach. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, he started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons. Due to chronic back problems, he retired as a player in 1992.
He served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000. In 2003, he assumed the role of president of basketball operations for the Pacers, which he currently holds.
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