I obtained this recording from Joe McConnell, who was in his first season as the Pacers’ play-by-play voice in 1972-73 when they won their third championship.
While recording a One on One episode with Joe, available on this website, he told me he had a recording of the Game 7 broadcast in his home. Much to his credit, he had the foresight to have someone back at the station run a reel-to-reel recorder during the broadcast to save it for posterity. He had stored the tapes in a closet in a spare bedroom at his home on the south side of Indianapolis. I went out to visit and he gave them to me. They weren’t doing anyone any good in his closet, and I’m happy to be able to make them available to the public.
The first file consists of the first half.
The second file includes the second half, as well as the commercials that might be as entertaining as the game itself for those who remember them.
I hope you enjoy them. A lot of effort went into getting them here.
Tagged with: 1973 ABA finals, George McGinnis, Joe McConnell, Kentucky Colonels