On This Date in NBA History: August 18, Larry Bird Announced his Retirement

Apr 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird with his wife Dinah Mattingly watches the game against the Detroit Pistons at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Detroit 103-97. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

1992 – Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird announced his retirement from the NBA after 13 seasons. Bird joined Celtics management as a special assistant to Senior Executive Vice President Dave Gavitt. The three-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP is the only player all-time to be named the NBA Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. He was also a 12-time All-Star and three-time three-point shootout champion.

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