Quinn Buckner appointed to IU Board of Trustees

Quinn Buckner is the TV analyst for Pacers games on FSI. [Photo: Frank McGrath/PS&E]

Quinn Buckner is the TV analyst for Pacers games on FSI. [Photo: Frank McGrath/PS&E]

The awards, honors, and opportunities continue to come in for Quinn Buckner during this special year.

In July 2015, he traveled to Africa to be on the TV broadcast of the NBA’s first-ever game on the continent. A few months later, in November, he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Coming up in October, he will be the honoree at the 15th annual Masquerade, which benefits the Simon Youth Foundation and the Pacers Foundation.

On Friday, it was announced that Buckner had been appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

“Quinn Buckner is a business leader, philanthropist, Olympian and Hoosier basketball legend,” Governor Pence said in a statement. “He epitomizes the Hoosier spirit and tradition that are synonymous with Indiana University and will do a tremendous job for IU.”

Buckner, the former IU standout from 1972-76 who was part of college basketball’s last unbeaten team, will serve a three-year term through June 30, 2019.

[Pacers Podcast: Buckner on playing at IU, going into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame]

Buckner, 61, has worked for Pacers Sports & Entertainment for more than a decade. He just completed his 17th season as the TV analyst for Pacers games on FOX Sports Indiana. In addition to his broadcasting duties, Buckner has held the title “Vice President of Communications” for PS&E since July 2004.

[FOX Sports Indiana’s Pacers TV crew nominated for three Emmys]

Pacers Vice Chairman Jim Morris has served on the IU Board of Trustees since his appointment in 2013.

Buckner, who still lives in Bloomington, is currently serving or has served on boards of various charities, including the Indiana University Foundation, Big Ten Advisors Council, Center for Leadership Development, Pacers Foundation, YMCA Community Health Network Foundation, USA Basketball, National Basketball Players Association, First Tee of Indianapolis, Indiana Youth Institute, Special Olympics of Indiana, Indianapolis Zoological Society, and Old National Bank Advisory Board.

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