Former Indiana Pacers head coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard reportedly is an occasional reader of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
The photo above shows Leonard, a resident of Carmel, enjoying a story in the Aug. 30 edition of the Democrat.
The story, written by Mark Bennett of the Tribune-Star, focused on an upcoming documentary on Leonard’s life by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green. It appeared on Page 1 of the Democrat, with Bennett’s permission.
But how the newspaper ended up in Leonard’s possession is an entirely different story. It seems he is the neighbor of South Adams High School graduate Josh Habegger and his wife Sara. Josh’s mother, LaDonna, had mentioned the article in the DDD to her son, who asked her to bring a copy or two the next time he visited.
Josh and Sara Habegger earlier this week took a copy of the newspaper across the street to their neighbor, and “he got the biggest kick out of that,” LaDonna Habegger relayed to the Democrat.
Josh also asked to snap a picture of Leonard as he read the story.