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Larry Bird


1956 Born December 7 in West Baden, Indiana to Claude Joseph and Georgia (Kerns) Bird
1971 Begins playing basketball at Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana
1974 Enters Indiana University, but departs before school begins
1975 Enters Indiana State University in Terre Haute
1975 Marries Janet Condra on November 8
1979 Receives John Wooden Award as Collegiate Player of the Year from the Los Angeles Athletic Association
1979 Completes B.S. degree in physical education
1979 Signs contract with Boston Celtics
1980 Named NBA Rookie of the Year
1984-86 Named NBA Player of the Year
1989 Marries Dinah Mattingly on September 30
1992 Retires as professional athlete
1997 Becomes coach of Indiana Pacers

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