Mark Boyle has completed a franchise record 30 seasons
as the “Voice of the Pacers” on an extensive statewide
network and has broadcast more than 2,600 games
during his NBA career.
Before coming to Indiana, Boyle spent time in
Minneapolis, St. Louis - where he worked in one of the most highly regarded
sports departments in broadcasting at KMOX - and New York, where he was one
of the original on-air voices at WFAN, the country’s first all-sports radio station. In
addition to his NBA experience, which includes work on the nationally broadcast
NBA Game of the Week, he has worked in the NHL, spending two seasons with the
Minnesota North Stars, and has covered the NFL, Major League Baseball and Big
Ten football and basketball.
BOBBY “SLICK” LEONARD
A Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in
2014, Bobby “Slick” Leonard is in his 32nd year with the
Pacers as a broadcaster and lends unique perspective to
each game along with his vast knowledge of basketball
As a Pacers’ head coach for 12 years, Leonard won 529
games and three ABA championships. Before coming to the Pacers, “Slick” had
an outstanding playing career on the high school, collegiate and pro levels and
was named as one of the state’s “50 Greatest Players.” A two-time All-American at
Indiana University, he was captain of the Hoosiers’ 1953 NCAA championship team
and Big Ten Championship teams in 1953 and ‘54. He then served in the U.S. Army
Boylan also hosts “Pacers Weekly” on 1070 The Fan, and “Blue and Gold
Breakdown” on Pacers.com; and is the TV play-by-play announcer for the Indiana
Fever, and a voice of various IHSAA State Finals broadcasts.
He graduated from Carmel High School and Ball State University and lives in
Prior to working in media, White headed the team service division for the NBA
and NFL for Puma, Reebok and Adidas. He also was Director of Public Relations
for the Miami Dolphins after four years as Asst. Director of Sports Information at
Notre Dame. White, who worked 26 Super Bowls in various capacities for the NFL,
is a regular speaker at schools throughout the Midwest and MC/Aucioneer for
A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he owns a B.A. degree in English from Wilkes
University, where in 2001 he was given the Alumnus of the Year award. White also
studied in the Masters of Science in Administration program at Notre Dame. He
has authored a three-part series, “Academics & Athletics – A Winning Combo”,
which was judged best in the nation by the Univ. of Missouri School of Journalism.
A man of eclectic interests, Boyle has spent his summers broadcasting
minor league baseball games, competing in the U.S. Open Chess Tournament,
doing standup comedy, performing with the Indianapolis Symphony and at the
Indianapolis Civic Theatre, piranha fishing on the Amazon River, and working as a
barista at a local coffee house. Active in several local charities, he has served on
the Board of Directors of The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation and the Indiana
Children’s Wish Fund. Boyle spent part of the summer of 2010 walking 500 miles
across Indiana to raise money for the Wish Fund, and in 2011 he raised money for
charity by performing odd jobs, including working on the pit crew for ML Racing
during a NASCAR race in Indianapolis, spending a day with the Indiana National
Guard, and filling in as a meteorologist on the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.
Boyle has been recognized as Indiana’s Sportscaster of the Year by the National
Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association five times and has also been honored
as the top talk show host in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He
was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in April
from 1954-56, then played seven years in the NBA – earning an All-Star berth in
1963 -- with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers.
Leonard is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Indiana Sports
Writers and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was the first person inducted into the
Indiana University Sports Hall of Fame. He was voted by a national sportswriters
and broadcasters association as the ABA’s All-Time Coach. Recently, he was
honored as a member of Indiana University’s All-Century Basketball Team.
He also is one of just six individuals in Pacers history to have a banner raised in
his honor. Hanging from the rafters of Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a banner honoring
Leonard and his 529 victories as coach of the Pacers.
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Leonard lives in Carmel, Ind., with his wife of 62
years, Nancy, and is a partner in Bobby Leonard Enterprises. They have five
children, 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Sideline Reporter/Studio Host
Pat Boylan is in his fifth season as the host and sideline
reporter for the Pacers radio network and contributes to
Pacers telecasts on Fox Sports Indiana.
Postgame Show Host
Eddie White, a veteran of over 30 years in sports
communications, is the host of Pacers Overtime, the
Pacers postgame show. White is also a contributor for
Pacers Weekly and a reporter for Pacers.com.
In addition to his media duties, White is the Senior
Director of Corporate Communications for the Pacers. He previously spent time
as a sports talk show host for the Pacers flagship, 1070 The Fan.
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