Ep. 39: Clark Kellogg

Tamika Catchings and Clark Kellogg with their significant other after accepting the 2016 Pathfinder Award. [Photo: @Catchin24]

Tamika Catchings and Clark Kellogg with their significant other after accepting the 2016 Pathfinder Award. [Photo: @Catchin24]

Clark Kellogg, though a Cleveland native, spent much of his adulthood working in Indianapolis. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers out of Ohio State University with the eighth overall selection in the 1982 draft. After he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds in his rookie season, he was named to the All-Rookie First Team.

He played five seasons in the NBA, but he knee injuries during the final two and it ultimately cut his professional career short.

In 1993, he joined CBS as a college basketball analyst, a job he still holds today, and he worked on Pacers broadcasts. After 32 seasons with the franchise, Kellogg moved on in 2014.

A co-recipient with Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Sports Corporation’s annual Pathfinder Award, Kellogg was back in Indianapolis on Friday. Prior to the luncheon, held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Kellogg joined me to record a podcast.

I hope that you enjoy it.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Being honored with the Pathfinder Award
  • Tamika Catchings’ impact and what word he would use to describe her
  • An abrupt ending to his playing career and how he adjusted to life after basketball
  • Welcoming his first two grandkids within in 25 hours
  • The Pacers’ early struggles
  • Seeing average players now getting big-time money

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