Larry Bird is widely regarded as one of the best players ever to play the game of basketball. The Boston Celtics legend revealed how saving money during his playing career contributed to his $75 million net worth.
In his 1999 book, Bird Watching, the Hall of Famer stated:
Bird compared his mentality to that of his teammates, adding:
He also said:
Larry Bird was able to build a significant net worth due to his frugal spending habits. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the Boston Celtics teammates.
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Following his retirement from the Boston Celtics, Larry Bird has found success as both a coach and executive in the NBA. Bird became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 1997, although he made it clear that he wouldn’t coach for more than three years.
Despite winning the 1997-1998 NBA Coach of the Year award and taking the team to the 1999-2000 NBA Finals, Bird stuck to his promise and resigned after losing to the LA Lakers.
Three years later, in 2003, Bird was named the Pacers President of Basketball Operations. He would win the 2011-2012 NBA Executive of the Year award, however, he resigned that offseason due to health issues.
Bird rejoined the Pacers in the same position in 2013 before walking away for good in 2017. He remains the only player to win the NBA MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year awards.
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