Larry Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player.
Drafted sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird played small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons. He retired as a player from the NBA in 1992.
Bird is generally considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history, voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
After working as an assistant in the Celtics front office from 1992 to 1997, Bird 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, a position he still holds.