Friday, February 27, 2009
Tragedy hit the Chicago Bulls organization on Thursday when Johnny "Red" Kerr and Norm Van Lier both passed away. After serving as the Bulls first head coach, Kerr enjoyed a long career as a color commentator on Bulls television broadcasts. Van Lier was a tough point guard for the Bulls in the 1970's. After his playing career, Van Lier had a long career doing sports talk radio and in-studio pre and post game analysis for the Bulls.
Drive and Dish has been traveling on the East Coast and learned of the news belatedly. Therefore, we refer readers to Top Ten Chicago Sports, which has a nice tribute to the Bulls' long-time ambassadors.