Bobby "Slick" Leonard
A Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2014, Bobby “Slick” Leonard is in his 35th year with the Pacers as a broadcaster and lends unique perspective to each game along with his vast knowledge of basketball.
As a Pacers’ head coach for 12 years, Leonard won 529 games and three ABA championships. Before coming to the Pacers, “Slick” had an outstanding playing career on the high school, collegiate and pro levels and was named as one of the state’s “50 Greatest Players.” A two-time All-American at Indiana University, he was captain of the Hoosiers’ 1953 NCAA championship team and Big Ten Championship teams in 1953 and ‘54. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56, then played seven years in the NBA – earning an All-Star berth in 1963 -- with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers.
Leonard is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Indiana Sports Writers and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was the first person inducted into the Indiana University Sports Hall of Fame. He was voted by a national sportswriters and broadcasters association as the ABA’s All-Time Coach. Recently, he was honored as a member of Indiana University’s All-Century Basketball Team.
He also is one of just six individuals in Pacers history to have a banner raised in his honor. Hanging from the rafters of Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a banner honoring Leonard and his 529 victories as coach of the Pacers.
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Leonard lives in Carmel, Ind., with his wife of 62 years, Nancy, and is a partner in Bobby Leonard Enterprises. They have five children, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.