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The Bulls should retire Norm Van Lier’s number

Here’s a list of the former Chicago Bulls players, coaches and general managers whose “numbers” have been retired: Bob Love Jerry Krause Jerry Sloan Michael Jordan Phil Jackson Scottie Pippen Jackson and (cough, cough) Krause didn’t have numbers, obviously, but there are two banners in their honor hanging in the United Center rafters. That’s a fairly complete group, even if Jordan and […]

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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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Fresh ink: March 2, 2009

Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: “More than 1,000 fans and friends of Norm Van Lier — ranging from a homeless man to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis — braved snow and freezing temperatures Sunday to attend the former Bulls star’s wake. Sitting in front of the open casket at Michalek Funeral Home on the […]

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Remembering Norm

The Windy City, the Chicago Bulls organization and the NBA lost a great one today. Norman Allen Van Lier III — nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman” during his playing days because he was one tough hombre — passed away today in his Chicago apartment at the age of 61. The phrase that best describes Norm’s NBA career is “under […]

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Norm Van Lier has passed away

Prepare for an astoundingly epic sad face. From Chicago Tribune’s breaking news: “Former Bulls player and broadcaster Norm Van Lier died this afternoon, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was 61. Fire personnel responded to a request to check up on him at his apartment in the 1100 block of West Madison […]

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