Larry Bird has done a lot of winning during his time involved with the NBA. When he played for the Boston Celtics, he was the leader of a dominant basketball team and brought home the MVP award. After Boston, he moved onto the Indiana Pacers, where he won the Coach of the Year ward. This year, Larry Bird became the first person to win the Triple Crown as he was named Executive of the Year.
Larry Bird has molded the Pacers into a formidable team after the team was stuck in a rut following the Malice in the Palace. This may be Bird’s last year with the Pacers, but that has not stopped him from doing a great job. Everything that Bird has touched involving basketball has turned to gold. He is one of the best players in league history and might be the most successful person in league history, save for Red Auerbach.
The Pacers stand a good shot at knocking off the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, thanks to a big win Tuesday night. The Pacers now have home court advantage in the series, which is always big. If the Pacers are able to hold serve at home, they will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
If this truly is the end of the line for Larry Bird, the Hick from French Lick had one heck of a career. His time around the game was incredible and I wish him the best in whatever he does next. Congratulations to Larry Bird on winning the Executive of the Year award for the 2011-2012 season.