Obit Slick Leonard Basketball

FILE - Indiana Pacers' coach Bobby Leonard gestures during a press conference in Indianapolis, in this June 8, 1978, file photo. Leonard, the former NBA player and Hall of Fame coach who won three ABA championships with the Indiana Pacers and spent more than a half century with the organization, has died. He was 88. His death was announced by the Pacers on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/File)

The Indiana Pacers will wear pay tribute to Bobby "Slick" Leonard by wearing a black stripe on their uniforms for the rest of the season.

Leonard was a Hall of Famer who spent more than half a century in the Pacers organization as a coach and broadcaster. He died April 13.

The stripe will be featured on both home and away uniforms.

“Slick was one of the most instrumental people in making this franchise what it is today, a legend who made all our lives better through his passion and presence,” said Kevin Pritchard, the team's president of basketball operations. “We will miss him dearly, and this uniform stripe is just a reminder of what he has represented to the Indiana Pacers organization for more than 50 years.”

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