A group of former teammates and friends of the late ABA star Roger Brown joined together to buy his Hall of Fame jacket after one of his daughters sold it at auction.
Brown, considered perhaps the greatest player in Indiana Pacers history, was inducted posthumously to the Hall of Fame in 2013. The jacket was presented to family members but one of them who eventually gained possession opted to sell it to Worthridge Auctions.
The company had legal right to the jacket so a consortium of Brown supporters banded together to buy it back. On Saturday, their work paid off when the jacket was sold for $2,018. It will be returned to Gayle Brown-Mayes, Roger Brown’s daughter, who will loan it for display at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the team’s current home.
According to this story in the Indianapolis Star, a group called Dropping Dimes, a non-profit that helps former ABA players, stepped in to make sure the jacket was returned to Indiana.