Johnny "Red" Kerr Died

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  1. Rellogg

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    So sad. What a day...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-27-johnny-kerr-bulls-chicagojan12,0,595890.story

    Ex-Bulls broadcaster, coach Johnny "Red" Kerr dies

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


    CHICAGO -- Johnny "Red" Kerr, the former Chicago Bulls coach who spent more than three decades as a broadcaster for the team, has died. He was 76.

    Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam says Kerr died Thursday at his home. He had been battling prostate cancer.

    Kerr's death is a double blow for the Bulls, following the death also Thursday of Norm Van Lier, one of the most popular players in Bulls history. Van Lier was 61.

    The Bulls unveiled a statue of Kerr at the United Center during an emotional ceremony earlier this month that included taped messages from President Obama and commissioner David Stern and speeches from Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan.

    Kerr coached the Bulls to the playoffs in their inaugural 1966-67 season and spent more than 30 years calling their games.
     
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    Fastforward7 JBB JustBBall Member

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    Damn it....
     
  3. MikeDC

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    crap and double crap.
     
  4. MJordan

    MJordan JBB JustBBall Member

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    Sad sad news. His celebration came at the right time. But, this and Norm Van Lier are a major hit to the Bulls.
     
  5. JayJohnstone

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    I love Johnny Kerr. I used to work in the loop and eat at Kerr's a lot. Big Red was around quite a bit and always friendly. Right after MJ, he is the Chicago Bulls to me. RIP.
     
  6. Denny Crane

    Denny Crane It's not even loaded! Staff Member Administrator

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    Norm and now Red.

    RIP fellas
     
  7. bullshooter

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    What's in the water in Chicago these days?
     
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    Well, on the bright side (such as it is for such things), they weren't exactly young and they lived good lives
     
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    ghoti A PhD in Horribleness

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    Terrible day for Bulls fans. :(

    RIP to two Chicago legends.
     

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