Tag Archives | Johnny “Red” Kerr

The tribute patch

From NBA.com: “The Chicago Bulls announced today that in remembrance of the late Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr and Norm Van Lier, the team will wear a tribute patch on its jerseys for the remainder of the season. ‘This is the right way to honor the memories of both Johnny and Norm,’ said Bulls Executive Vice President […]

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And then we lost Johnny too

Sometimes fate can be both strange and cruel. Hours after Norm Van Lier was taken from us, we lost Johnny “Red” Kerr as well. Two local legends passed in a single day, a double dose of grief. The only bright side is that we got to lavish Johnny with praise and joy before an end […]

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That whole rosin powder thing

When LeBron started that whole “throw rosin powder in the air and jump into it” thing, it was pretty obvious that he (in conjunction with LRMR Marketing) had made the conscious decision to imitate Michael Jordan while also upping the drama of the moment, no doubt in the continuing effort to reach his “ultimate goal” of becoming a “global icon.” My initial […]

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Fresh ink: February 11, 2009

NBA.com staff reporters: “Sorry, Detroit Pistons. But it just wasn’t gonna happen. Not on Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr’s big night. And Ben Gordon made sure of that. On the night Kerr received the 2009 Hall of Fame Bunn Award for over 35 years of contributions to Chicago as a player, coach, administrator and broadcaster, the Bulls […]

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An awesome ending to a special night

Let me start off by saying that tonight’s game against the Pistons was a footnote to Johnny “Red” Kerr’s moving halftime tribute (which you can watch again or for the first time at Comcast SportsNet Chicago). It’s probably the closest I’ll ever come to not caring about whether the Bulls win or lose. (But not really; I […]

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My tribute to old “Red”

We live in a world filled with meaningless tributes and bogus ceremonies — would you believe there’s actually an ‘N Sync tribute CD?! — but every once in a while one comes along that is both well-deserved and long overdue. In that spirit, the Chicago Bulls plan to honor Johnny “Red” Kerr during a special ceremony that […]

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