Pacers’ Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard makes Hall of Fame

Bobby "Slick" Leonard. (WISH Photo/Phil Nardiello)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Bobby “Slick” Leonard has made it to the Hall of Fame.

The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that Leonard would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after being voted in by a committee.

The current Pacers broadcaster won three ABA championships while coaching the team for 12 years. He’s spent the past 29 years as a broadcaster for Pacers games.

“It took a little while, but we’re going out in style,” Leonard said in a news release. “For me, it’s a legacy for your children and your grandchildren. It’s great recognition again for the ABA Pacers, the Pacers’ franchise and it’s also great recognition for the State of Indiana and its basketball history and tradition at all levels, high school, college and professional.”

Leonard was raised in Terre Haute before going on to play for the national championship Indiana University team. He played professionally before going on to a successful coaching career. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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