Larry Bird has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year. While Larry Legend probably doesn’t give a crap, this honor puts him in a rare club:
The Legend’s trophy shelf was already full. Make room for another.
The NBA announced on Wednesday that Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has been named 2011-2012 Executive of the Year. Bird, a Hall of Fame forward for the Boston Celtics, becomes the first person in league history to complete the MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year hat trick.
Bird beat out San Antonio Spurs executive R.C. Buford, Los Angeles Clippers executive Neil Olshey, Chicago Bulls executive Gar Forman and Utah Jazz executive Kevin O’Connor for the honor.
Danny Ainge finished 14th in the voting.
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