Slick Leonard is the best coach in Indiana Pacers history and one of the most successful to ever walk a professional sideline. He led the franchise to three ABA championships and has remained aside the team to this day as a radio broadcaster.
He is a true Hoosier legend.
And now he is receiving the feature-length documentary he deserves. Bobby “Slick” Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier, a film by Ted Green, will premiere on Tuesday, July 29 at Banker´s Life Fieldhouse.
The night won´t just feature a movie; it will be an evening-long tribute, kicking off with a VIP reception at 5:30 followed by the screening at 7:15.
In addition to the coach and filmmaker, the following will all be in attendance:
- Pacer greats Mel Daniels, George McGinnis, Bob Netolicky, and Darnell Hillman
- Terre Haute stars Arley and Harley Andrews and Clyde Lovellette
- Tom Sharpe (the son of Slicks’s Terre Haute Gerstmeyer coach Howard Sharpe)
- Family members of Leonard’s Indiana University coach Branch McCracken
Tickets are available for only $6.29. Doors open at 6:30.
You can view a trailer of the documentary below.