Boom, Baby!

Boom, Baby!

My Basketball Life in Indiana

eBook - 2013
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"Bobby "Slick" Leonard has etched his name forever on the Mount Rushmore of Indiana basketball, and in Boom, Baby! he shares memories from his storied career. Leonard takes readers inside the Indiana locker room with legendary head coach Butch McCracken and onto the court when he hit the deciding free throws as the "Hurrying Hoosiers" topped Phog Allen's Kansas Jayhawks. He recalls the NBA's early years, including being drafted by a Baltimore Bullets team that folded soon after selecting him. He tells of his time as the winningest coach in the ABA's nine-year history, securing three championships in his first five seasons with the Indianapolis Pacers. In his final act, "Slick" endeared himself to new generations of Hoosier hoops fans as the longtime Pacers radio voice, with his trademark call "Boom, Baby!" for a successful three-point shot"--
"Basketball legend Bobby "Slick" Leonard shares the stories of his life from high school star at Terre Haute to Indiana's "Hurryin' Hoosiers," to playing and coaching in the ABA and NBA and becoming the voice of the Pacers"--
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Triumph Books,, 2013
ISBN: 9781623683696
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freedman, Lew


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