INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A light show to honor former Pacers head coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard will happen Wednesday night on Monument Circle.
A projection will be displayed on the side of the AES Indiana Building from 10:03-11:59 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Shining A Light effort that gives light shows nightly.
Leonard died April 13 at the age of 88. He coached the Pacers to three American Basketball Association championships in the 1970s and served as the team’s radio analyst for several years.
Before Wednesday’s light show, Pacers Sports & Entertainment was hosting a celebration of life for Leonard at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
“It is our honor and privilege to use our lighting and video projection technology to join in this community-wide Celebration of Life for Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard. His self-described ‘love affair’ with Indiana was continually on display for so many years as Slick served as not only an ambassador for the Pacers but for all of Indianapolis across the country. Downtown’s successful sports strategy has Slick and his wife Nancy to thank for their 50+ years of civic passion, leadership and dedication.”Bob Schultz, senior vice president for events and marketing, Downtown Indy Inc.