WASHINGTON – Indiana’s U.S. Senators have introduced a Senate resolution honoring the life and legacy of Bobby “Slick” Leonard: an Indiana basketball legend, a Hoosier icon, and a national treasure.
“Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard is the definition of a Hoosier legend: a two-time All-American who led Indiana University to their 1953 NCAA title, and one of the greatest coaches of all time. Every Hoosier will always remember his trademark ‘Boom, Baby!’ when a Pacer hits a three pointer, and Indiana will always be a greater state because of the life and legacy of Slick Leonard,” said Senator Braun.
“All of Indiana will miss Slick’s voice and infectious love of basketball,” said Senator Young. “But those who knew him best say his Hall of Fame career in basketball pales in comparison to the man he was off the court.”