Indiana Basketball Legend Quinn Buckner will share his perspective on broadcasting and basketball during the 2020 Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Awards which premieres October 22nd at Noon at IndianaBroadcasters.org.
Buckner will be interviewed by WISH TV’s Anthony Calhoun from the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown for a conversation about basketball’s legacy in the state, Buckner’s transition from the court to the broadcasting booth, and a look at the Pacers past year and future.
Quinn Buckner is the long-time analyst for the Pacers’ television games. In July 2004, Buckner was named Vice President of Communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Buckner also leads the Pacers Youth Basketball program, a PS&E initiative to support youth basketball in Indiana.
Buckner is a former head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and played 10 seasons in the NBA, including 1983-84, when he was a member of Boston’s NBA Championship team.
An Indiana University graduate with a Business degree, Buckner won four Big Ten Basketball championships and was the captain of the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship team (the last college basketball team to go undefeated and win the national championship, and was voted the greatest team in the 75 years of the NCAA tournament).
Buckner was the Captain of the 1976 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Basketball team. While in high school, he also captained two Illinois state championships teams.
He is one of three people in the history of basketball to win a championship on every level, high school, college, Olympics and the NBA. In 2015, Quinn was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.