Jerry Harkness, former Pacers player, dead at 81

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana’s archetypal Black tv sportscaster and erstwhile Pacers subordinate Jerry Harkness has died, Mark Montieth announced successful a Facebook post connected Tuesday. He was 81.

In his clip with the Pacers, Harkness deed the longest game-winning changeable successful hoops history, the station said.

Harkness was besides skipper of the 1962-1963 Loyola of Chicago hoops squad that made past successful what came to beryllium known arsenic the “Game of Change.” After the politician of Mississippi attempted to forestall Mississippi State from playing with integrated teams successful the NCAA tournament, Loyola won the crippled and went connected to assertion the 1963 NCAA title.

Aside from his accomplishments successful basketball, Harkness was besides known for his enactment with United Way and serving arsenic the manager of the Indianapolis section of 100 Black Men of America.

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