Bobby “Slick” Leonard

INDIANAPOLIS–It’s a way to honor “Slick.” The Indiana Pacers announced Monday that the team will wear a black stripe on their jerseys that says “Slick” in honor of the late Pacers coach and radio broadcaster Bobby “Slick” Leonard. The Pacers’ players will wear them on both their home and away jerseys. “Slick was one of […]

The entire state of Indiana lost a friend yesterday. Actually, more than just a friend. A mentor, hall-of-famer, coach, fan, and broadcaster. All of that was woven into the soul of the great Bobby “Slick” Leonard. Above all else, the legendary Indiana Pacers bench boss was the type of person everybody wanted to be around. That’s […]

INDIANAPOLIS — With the passing of Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Hoosiers all around the state of Indiana may remember him for many different things. He helps create the Indiana Pacers, coached them to three ABA championships, saved them from folding with a TV telethon with his wife Nancy, and helped tell the stories of the team […]

INDIANAPOLIS–Bobby “Slick” Leonard has died. Leonard was one of the most beloved names in basketball in Indiana, having coached the Indiana Pacers from 1968 to 1980, and having served as the color commentator on radio broadcasts for the team. Leonard was 88. Born in Terre Haute in 1932, Leonard excelled at both basketball and tennis […]