The Celtics legend, who retook the president of basketball operations job for the Pacers this year, doesn’t have enough time to spend at his $4.8 million home in Naples, Fla., so he will be selling the spot, The News-Press reports. While Bird got to use the house during his yearlong break from the Pacers, he spent just a week there the last time he was fully running the team, said Bird’s agent, Jill Leone.
The offering is not bad for those who enjoy Florida-style perks, but it’s also got some basketball touches, too. In addition to 6,000 square feet of living space and a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium, there’s a 10-seat home theater and a basketball hoop in the driveway.
The home is also unique in that Bird had it built. He bought a house on the same land in 1998 for $875,000 but tore it down to build the current version in 2001. Bird had previously owned another home in the same area, which he bought in 1993.
“He’s a nice guy,” neighbor Beverley Cook said. “They are nice neighbors. Every morning, he and his wife went running, and we often said hello.”
The house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a bar, a fireplace, a four-car garage and a boat dock as well.
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