NBA: Pacers President Larry Bird Selling Naples Home for $4.8 M

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird is selling his home in Naples, Florida for $4.8 million.

Sep 25 2013, 9:07pm CDT | by

NBA: Pacers President Larry Bird Selling Naples Home for $4.8 M
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Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird is selling his home in Naples, Florida for $4.8 million. 

This apparently stems from Bird having not much time to maintain the house, as his return to the Indiana Pacers front office keeps him pretty busy. His agent, Jill Leone, told the Fort Myers News-Press about this in July.  

"Signing a multiyear contract, it's apparent his ability to keep a large home in Naples is limited. They love the area. Everybody loves the area. I'm sure there will be a time when he can spend more time there, but right now physically he's required to be in the Pacers arena. When you're an executive running a team, you don't get much time off. It's a very active, 365-day job." 

Among the house's amenities include four bedrooms, a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium, a basketball hoop, state-of-the-art home theater and an infinity-edge pool. 

Bird and his wife Dinah first purchased a home in the Naples area 20 years ago, but sold it in 1998 in favor of a 6,000-square-foot house which they had renovated in 2001. The listing priceof the 1998 version was $875,000, per NESN. 

He put the house on the market in December of 2006, per Eric Staats of Naples News, who cited a listing by Premier Properties.  Bird's neighbor, Beverly Cook, said she will miss him as "he was a very nice neighbor." 

He would often greet her during his early morning jogs and have his children play with her grandchildren.

Three months ago, Bird returned to Indiana's front office after a year-long hiatus that gave him "a chance to reflect, to rest, to take care of some health issues," per the Associated Press. 

He immediately made his presence felt by strengthening the Pacers' weak bench with the acquisitions of C.J. Watson, Chris Copeland and Luis Scola. On September 25, he signed rising star forward Paul George to a maximum, five-year deal worth an estimated $90 million.  

Bird was previously coach of the Pacers from 1997-2000. He won NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1998 before leaving coaching two years later, days after he guided Indiana to its only NBA Finals appearance. He became team president in 2003. 

 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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