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During Larry Bird's final few years in the NBA, in the early 1990's, Michael Jordan was finally coming into his own as what many argue to be "the greatest player of all-time." With their exits from the game, Bird and Magic Johnson were leaving behind a legacy of great rivalries, but more importantly a void at the top of the NBA food chain. Jordan was quick to snatch up the role of basketball gatekepper, and the history of the league was immediately changed forever. Six NBA titles in six-straight seasons for Jordan -- reneg a two year baseball hiatus and...

Larry Bird Named NBA Executive of the Year

Former Celtic legend and current President of the Indiana Pacers, Larry Bird, has been named NBA Executive of the Year. Bird is the only person in NBA history to have won league MVP (’84, ’85, ’86), Coach of the Year (’97-98), and Executive if the Year. Bird has undoubtedly done a great job with the [...]

Larry Bird named 2011-12 Executive of the Year

Indiana Pacers president of Basketball Operations Larry Bird has been named the 2011-12 NBA Executive of the Year, the NBA announced Wednesday. Bird oversaw a Pacers team that finished with the league's fifth best record at 42-24, earning the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. A three-time MVP award winner as a player (1984, 85, 86) with the Boston Celtics, an NBA Coach...

Larry Bird is NBA Executive of the Year

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has been voted the NBA's Executive of the Year, becoming the first person to win that award, plus the league's MVP and Coach of the Year honors. The Pacers went 42-24 and are tied 1-1 with Miami in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bird's moves to strengthen the team during the offseason included promoting Frank...

Larry Bird... the most successful individual in basketball history?

With his crowning as the NBA's executive of the year for 2012, Larry Bird may have sealed his case as the basketballs most successful and influential individual in the history of the sport. Bird is without question one of the greatest players in the history of the league, but it is what he has done off the court that may have pushed him above all. Let's take a look at Bird...

Pacers' Bird named NBA's Executive of the Year

Larry Bird is the first winner of the NBA MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year awards, earning the top front-office honor Wednesday, the Pacers announced. "This is an honor for the Indiana Pacers, not an award for Larry Bird," Bird said in a team release. Bird received 12 first-place votes was one of 19 general managers to earn a vote. RC Buford of the Spurs...

Larry Bird still dominating like it's 1986

Larry Bird has been named the NBA's Executive of the Year. While Larry Legend probably doesn't give a crap, this honor puts him in a rare club: The Legend's trophy shelf was already full. Make room for another.The NBA announced on Wednesday that Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has been named 2011-2012 Executive of the Year. Bird, a Hall of Fame forward for the...

Larry Bird Named Executive of the Year, Adding to NBA Legend's Coaching, Player Honors

Most professional athletes would consider winning the Most Valuable Player Award the benchmark for success that defines a career. Most coaches would see the Coach of the Year award the same way. And most team presidents may consider their mission accomplished if they won the Executive of the Year award. On Wednesday, Larry Bird became the only person in the history of the NBA who...

Which Current Celtics Player Would Make the Best Coach or Executive?

Larry Bird was named this season's NBA Executive of the Year on Wednesday. Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Pacers, was also named the Coach of the Year in 1998 (also with the Pacers) and is the first person to win those two awards as well as the Most Valuable Player award, which he won three years in a row, from 1984 to 1986 with the Celtics. It's only...

Larry Bird continues to set NBA firsts, even 20 years after retirement

20 years after retiring from the Boston Celtics, Larry-Legend continues to set basketball records. Larry Bird was named NBA Executive of the Year today for his excellence in making the Indiana Pacers relevant again. Bird becomes the first NBA player, coach and exec to win NBA Most Valuable Player (3 consecutive years), NBA Coach of [...]

Larry Bird wins executive of the year

Well well well. How things have changed. It wasn't that long ago that people were calling for Larry Bird to be sacked as Pacers president of operations. And now, he has just become the first person on the planet to be named MVP, Coach of the Year and NBA Executive of the Year.The Executive of the Year is a weird award because it's rewarding someone for work they may have...

Indiana Pacers proving they’re elite, take 2-1 series lead over Miami Heat

They say small-market NBA teams who can’t attract superstars have to build slowly and economically. Knowing that makes Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird’s being named 2011-12 NBA Executive of the Year that much sweeter — in many ways, it’s representative of the job he’s done over a span of four years leading up to what his team did Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
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