Celebration Of Life For Bobby “Slick” Leonard Planned

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers will honor longtime coach and broadcaster Slick Leonard with a “celebration of life.” The public event will be next Wednesday, May 12.

Only 1,500 people will be able to attend at Bankers Life Fieldhouse due to COVID restrictions. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m., and will cost $5.29 each, in honor of the 529 games Leonard won as the Pacers head coach. The event will also be streamed on the team’s website.

“While we continue to mourn his passing and miss his always colorful presence, we look forward to offering a public farewell to one of the most impactful figures in our state’s basketball history,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Rick Fuson. “We also want to offer up one last ‘Boom Baby’ in Slick’s honor.”

The radio voice of the Pacers, Mark Boyle, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Leonard died on April 13 at the age of 88.  He was born in Terre Haute in 1932, Leonard excelled at both basketball and tennis at Gerstmeyer High School.