Bobby “Slick” Leonard is in
his 29th 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. He
played seven years in the NBA with the Minneapolis/
Los Angeles Lakers.
Leonard is a member of the Indiana Basketball
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
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Leonard lives in
Carmel, Ind., with his wife, Nancy, and is a partner in
Bobby Leonard Enterprises. They have five children
and seven grandchildren.