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Larry Bird

President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers, Member of the NBA Hall of Fame

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Larry Bird Biography

Larry Joe Bird is a professional basketball executive, former coach, and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player for the Boston Celtics, Bird served as head coach, and then president of the Indiana Pacers. In 2017 he stepped down from the position of president following the first-round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs.

Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts that included center Robert Parish and power forward Kevin McHale. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times (1984–1986). He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

He was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Bird was voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998 (and was inducted again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team").

He 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, holding the position until retiring in 2012. After a year away from the position, he announced he would return to the Pacers as president of basketball operations in 2013. He maintained the position until he first-round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs. In addition to being part of the 50–40–90 club, he is the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.

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  • How do I book Larry Bird to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Larry Bird for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Larry Bird, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Larry Bird or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Larry Bird

    Speaking fees for Larry Bird, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Larry Bird are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Larry Bird, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Larry Bird speak about?

    Larry Bird is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Basketball, Featured Sports Speakers, Golf, Hall of Fame, Leadership Speakers, Sports.
  • Where does Larry Bird travel from?

    Larry Bird generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Larry Bird’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Larry Bird for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry Bird for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Larry Bird or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers, Member of the NBA Hall of Fame

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Larry Bird Biography

Larry Joe Bird is a professional basketball executive, former coach, and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player for the Boston Celtics, Bird served as head coach, and then president of the Indiana Pacers. In 2017 he stepped down from the position of president following the first-round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs.

Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts that included center Robert Parish and power forward Kevin McHale. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times (1984–1986). He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

He was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Bird was voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998 (and was inducted again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team").

He 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, holding the position until retiring in 2012. After a year away from the position, he announced he would return to the Pacers as president of basketball operations in 2013. He maintained the position until he first-round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs. In addition to being part of the 50–40–90 club, he is the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.

Larry Bird Videos

  • Larry J. Bird's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech ...
  • Larry Bird and Thierry Henry | Interview - YouTube
  • Larry Bird on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) - YouTube

FAQs on booking Larry Bird

  • How do I book Larry Bird to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Larry Bird for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Larry Bird, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Larry Bird or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Larry Bird

    Speaking fees for Larry Bird, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Larry Bird are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Larry Bird, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Larry Bird speak about?

    Larry Bird is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Basketball, Featured Sports Speakers, Golf, Hall of Fame, Leadership Speakers, Sports.
  • Where does Larry Bird travel from?

    Larry Bird generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Larry Bird’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Larry Bird for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry Bird for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Larry Bird or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Larry Bird is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Larry Bird for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Larry Bird generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Bill Walton, Wayne Gretzky, Coach Ken Carter and Karl Malone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Larry Bird for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Larry Bird Speaker Videos

  • Larry J. Bird's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech ...
    Larry Bird and Thierry Henry | Interview - YouTube
  • Larry Bird on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) - YouTube
    Larry Bird Interview With Chick Hearn (1985) - YouTube
  • Larry Bird teaches how to shoot basketball - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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