Fans, family and friends will pay homage to an Indiana icon this week. “Bobby 'Slick' Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier” will premiere this evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Producer Ted Green was able to unearth old footage showcasing Leonard as a great basketball player as well as a coach and broadcaster. Green and WFYI Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Wright discussed the documentary on Inside INdiana Business Television. The documentary's broadcast premiere is set for Thursday, August 7 on WFYI.
July 24, 2014
WHAT: World premiere of the sports & life documentary, “Bobby 'Slick' Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier.” Leonard, an Indiana basketball icon, will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in August. The documentary is presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment, CNO Financial Group and WFYI.
WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29 – VIP Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Premiere at 7:15 p.m.
WHO: Bobby “Slick” Leonard and wife, Nancy; filmmaker Ted Green; former Pacers players including Mel Daniels, George McGinnis, Bob Netolicky and Darnell Hillman; Terre Haute basketball greats Arley and Harley Andrews and Clyde Lovellette; Tom Sharpe, son of Leonard’s Terre Haute Gerstmeyer coach Howard Sharpe; family members of Leonard’s Indiana University coach Branch McCracken; and others.
Source: Indiana Pacers