Work in Sports
After distinguishing himself as one of the league's alltime great players, Larry Bird returns to the NBA Finals on June 7 as head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Bird joined the Pacers for the 1997-98 season after serving as a special assistant with the Boston Celtics since his retirement on August 18, 1992. In his three seasons on the Pacers' bench, Indiana has posted a 147-67 record during the regular season, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals three times. On May 12, 1998 Bird accepted the NBA's Coach of the Year award after leading the Pacers to a franchise-record 58 wins.
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