Indiana State University
Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"
Named NBA Executive of the Year; announced he was parting ways with Pacers
Famous rivalry documented in HBO's "Magic and Bird"
Published When The Game Was Ours, co-written with Magic Johnson (with Jackie MacMullan)
Served as President of Basketball Operations for Indiana Pacers
Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Named NBA Coach of the Year
Coached NBA team the Indiana Pacers
Appeared in sport comedy "Celtic Pride" and family film "Space Jam"; latter starred fellow NBA legend Michael Jordan
Made cameo in basketball drama "Blue Chips"
Joined star-studded squad dubbed "the Dream Team" at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain; team won gold
Announced retirement from professional basketball
Co-authored (with Bob Ryan) memoir Drive: The Story of My Life
Shared friendly yet competitive rivalry with Boston Celtics player Larry Bird; their respective teams played each other in three out of four NBA finals from 1984-87
Won three consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player awards
Named NBA Rookie of the Year
Became highest-paid rookie in NBA history after signing with Boston Celtics
With Indiana State, first played against Magic Johnson during NCAA Championships; team lost to Johnson's Michigan State
Drafted by Bolton Celtics; held off playing to finish final college season
Played for Indiana State University
Received basketball scholarship from Indiana University Hoosiers; dropped out after 24 days
Grew up in West Baden, IN and nearby town French Lick, IN, which later earned him nickname "the Hick from French Lick"
Became all-time scoring leader while playing basketball for Springs Valley High School
Bird was the only NBA athlete to win MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year honors.