Quinn Buckner is in his 15th season as an analyst for the Pacers’ television games. In July 2004, Buckner was named Vice President of Communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Buckner also leads the Pacers Youth Basketball program, a PS&E initiative to support youth basketball in Indiana.
Prior to joining the Pacers’ television staff, he was 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 Boston’s NBA Championship team.
An Indiana University graduate with a Business degree, Buckner won four Big Ten Basketball championships and was the captain of the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship team, the last college basketball team to go undefeated and win the national championship and was voted the greatest team in the 75 years of the NCAA tournament. He was the Captain of the 1976 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Basketball team. While in high school, Buckner also 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 have included serving on the boards of various charities, including the Indiana University Foundation, Center for Leadership Development, The Indiana Youth Institute, Pacers Foundation, YMCA, Community Health Network Foundation, Special Olympics of Indiana, Indianapolis Zoological Society and the First Tee of Indianapolis.
Quinn is an avid golfer and enjoys being an “after dinner speaker.”