From the Pacers' early days in the ABA to the NBA Finals,the arrival and growth of the Colts, the entire Bob Knight era at IU, and from "Naptown" to major league city, Don Hein had a front row seat - literally - to an incredible 30+ years in Indianapolis sports.
The longtime WTHR sportscaster shared some of those stories from a transformative time for the Indy sports landscape during the latest edition of our Catching Up With series today. Hein discussed his relationships with both Knight and Gene Keady, the arrival of the Colts, and his early days in the locker room of the ABA Pacers. Oh, and you'll want to hear about his passion in retirement: tuba playing. Here's our conversation: