Vice President/Communications, Pacers Sports & Entertainment Indiana Pacers, Cable TV Color Analyst
Quinn Buckner is in his 11th season as an analyst for the Pacers cable television games. In July 2004, Buckner was named Vice President of Communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Prior to joining the Pacers television staff, he spent three seasons as an analyst with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Other television work Buckner has done includes two seasons with NBC and its NBA coverage, and also working on CBS college basketball coverage. He was also an analyst for NBA games on ESPN Radio.
Buckner is a former head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and played 10 seasons in the NBA, including 1983-84, when he was a member of Bostons NBA Championship team.
An Indiana University graduate, Buckner was the captain of the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship team, the last college basketball team to go undefeated and win the national championship. He was the Captain of the 1976 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Basketball team. While in high school, Buckner, Captained two Illinois state championships teams. He is one of three people in the history of basketball to win a championship on every level, high school, college, Olympics and the NBA.
His civic activities include serving on the boards of various charities, including The Indiana Youth Institute, Pacers Foundation, YMCA, Community Hospital Foundation, Special Olympics of Indiana and Indiana Zoological Society