• Dinah Mattingly is the second wife of retired NBA coach and player Larry Bird.
• They met at Indiana State University and adopted two children together.
• Larry was previously married to Janet Condra, with whom he has a daughter.
• Their adopted son Conner was arrested and imprisoned on a charge of attempted murder.
• Dinah's net worth is estimated at ~$55 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

FactUS astronaut on the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission.

Who is Dinah Mattingly?

Born under the sign of Scorpio on the 16th of November 1954, in an unspecified location of the USA, Dinah is a 63-year-old Caucasian female of an unknown profession. She is definitely best known to the world for being the second wife of the retired NBA coach and player and current executive and president of the Indiana Pacers basketball team, Larry Bird. There is no information as to what successes she has had over the course of her career.

She is His Second Wife

Prior to meeting Dinah, Larry was married to Janet Condra, with whom he had a daughter named Corrie. However, they split after less than two years for unknown reasons, after which Larry started an intimate relationship with Dinah that later grew into marriage, tying the knot in a private ceremony in 1989. They have since adopted two children, named Conner Bird and Mariah Bird.

Facts About Dinah

Not much is known about Larry’s wife, mostly due to the fact that she has chosen to stay out of the limelight as much as possible, However, there is the fact that they met at Indiana State University, where they both studied. The specifics regarding her education are unavailable, so it is unknown which degree she obtained there, but she matriculated prior to enrolling in 1972, and graduated in 1975. Also, she can often be seen attending various games alongside her husband.

Her Husband

Born Larry Joe Bird under the sign of Sagittarius on the 7th of December 1956 in West Baden Springs, Indiana USA, Larry Bird is a 61-year-old Caucasian professional basketball executive, former player and coach, and current president of the Indiana Pacers. Described as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he made his fortune playing for the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992, having been picked sixth overall in round one of the 1978 NBA Draft. His college education started when he obtained a scholarship and a spot on the Indiana State University’s Hoosiers team.

Over the course of his professional career with the Boston Celtics, he helped win three NBA championships, and he won two NBA Finals MVP awards. In 1992, he was one of the members of the US men’s Olympic basketball team, nicknamed ‘The Dream Team’, which won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics. In 1996, he was voted into the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, officially making him one of the top 50 players in NBA history. In 1998, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. As for his current position, he won NBA Executive of the Year in 2012.

The Affair Rumor

In 2014, it was alleged by bustedcoverage.com that Larry was having an affair with a mystery woman, who was seen with her hand on his knee at a basketball game. However, it was later determined that the woman in question was his adopted daughter Mariah bird.

Illegitimate Daughter Rumor

It was previously stated by bossip.com that Larry may have an illegitimate daughter that he produced with a mystery woman at an unspecified date. According to the allegation, a certain informant of the site was in a nightclub in Miami at the time when he saw an unidentified woman talking to Celtics players, at which point one of the present individuals said that she is Larry’s illegitimate child. Due to the complete lack of any credible evidence regarding the matter, the rumor was soon discarded.

Their Son’s Crime

Their adopted son Conner was at an unspecified date arrested and imprisoned on a charge of attempted murder. Specifically, he was caught driving his car at his ex-girlfriend on Indiana University campus.During his trial, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges, and thus had his sentence shortened, and many charges ultimately dropped. He was 22 years old at the time of the incident, while his parents refused to comment on his illegal actions.

What is Dinah Mattingly’s Net Worth?

~$55 million. He made his fortune as a professional NBA player, basketball coach and executive, and even though he is now retired, he retains his executive function.


Her hair color is light blond and her eyes are light blue.


1Ken Mattingly was born March 17, 1936. In the movie Apollo 13 (1995), Ken Mattingly was played by actor Gary Sinise. Sinise was born on March 17, 1955.
2Commander of STS-4 (June 26 to July 4, 1982) and STS 51-C (January 24-27, 1985).
3Was to fly on Apollo 13 but had his flight status revoked 72 hours prior to launch after being exposed to German Measles.
4US astronaut on the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission.



The Apollo Years2009VideoHimself
Modern Marvels2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Command Module Pilot
For All Mankind1989DocumentaryNarrator - Apollo 16 (voice, as T. Kenneth Mattingly II)

Archive Footage

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Planets1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Unexplained1998TV SeriesHimself
Was It Only a Paper Moon?1997DocumentaryHimself - Apollo 16 Astronaut (uncredited)
Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century1996TV Series documentaryHimself (Episode: Apollo 13)
Apollo 13: For the Record1995DocumentaryHimself
Houston, We've Got a Problem1994Documentary shortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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