Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier 

Cast:

Bobby and Nancy Leonard

Larry Bird

Jerry West

Elgin Baylor

Reggie Miller

Senator Richard Lugar

Sam Jones

Mel Daniels

George McGinnis

Bob Netolicky

Many more

Credits:

Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green

Editor: Pete Saetre

Music: Dr. Tyron Cooper

Graphic Artist: Judi Border

Research: Ted Green, Pete Saetre, Mike McCormick, Lou Malcomb, Bradley Cook

 

Produced by Ted Green Films and WFYI

Slick Leonard
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Bobby “Slick” Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better personifies its passion; no one better embodies its toughness. “Heart of a Hoosier” celebrates the man as never before, tracing his rise from a shotgun shack in Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With stunning, never-before-published footage and imagery, and a cast that includes Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Reggie Miller, Sen. Richard Lugar, Tommy John and dozens more, the documentary lays out in full Leonard’s one-of-a-kind story: a rags-to-riches story that enriched an entire state.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Mark Alesia, The Indianapolis Star

“Funny, emotional, impeccably researched.”

AWARDS

Won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Editing and Music. Also nominated for Research.