Book Signings and Events

Bobby "Slick" Leonard and Lew Freedman - Boom, Baby!
Indiana Historical Society - Holiday Author Fair
450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (map it)
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 12:00pm
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Boom, Baby!
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By Bobby "Slick" Leonard, By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Larry Bird


ISBN 9781600788598

Published Nov 2013

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 Branch 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.