Larry Joe Bird (1956-) is an American former professional basketball player, coach and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed “The Hick from French Lick” and “Larry Legend”, Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Bird is the only person in NBA history to be named Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, NBA Finals MVP, All-Star MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Signed N.L. (Coleman) ball obtained at PGA National on 2/18/01.