Originally Posted by AK47DR91
Bird is the only one to show he has high basketball IQ after retirement.
Magic has success off the court with his Magic Theatre, numerous charity foundations and recently being a co-owner of the Dodgers. He failed as a coach back in the mid-90's. And I don't think being a 5% share owner of the Lakers equal smart basketball IQ.
Bird was also fortunate to inherit a team with a good foundation when he took the helm as president of basketball operations in 2003. Jordan inherited two horrible franchises, one an expansion franchise. He hasn't done a good job drafting but he never had anything to work with initially. Bird did do a good job over the duration of his run, it wasn't flawless but he did a good job.