Denari's Den

Denari's Den: Guest Clark Kellogg

by Chris Denari

November 19, 2012

There is no better person to know, work with and consider a friend than Clark Kellogg. I truly value the opportunity I have to share time with a consummate professional, husband, father and just all around great guy.

Denari's Den with Guest Clark Kellogg

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I have known Clark for over 20 years, back when he lived full-time in Indianapolis before returning to Columbus, Ohio to raise his family in the shadows of his alma mater, The Ohio State University. Little did I know that one day I would have the chance to work next to him as the play-by-play voice of the Indiana Pacers on FOX Sports Indiana.

I had the privilege of working with him on television for five years before he accepted his calling to move to the Pacers' front office. There is no question that the success the Pacers have had on the floor the last few years can also be attributed to Clark's role as the Vice President of Player Relations.

Sometimes we forget just how good Clark was as a player before a knee injury cut short his NBA career. As a Pacers' rookie, he averaged 20.1 points and 10.6 rebounds and was a unanimous selection to the 1982 All-Rookie Team.

After 22 years of broadcast work for the Pacers, Clark's skills have shifted to working with the players off the court. As Clark visits Denari's Den, he talks about his role with the Pacers, his continued work with CBS as the lead college basketball analyst and another Kellogg who is having his own pretty good college basketball career. Enjoy!