Johnny Kerr
Johnny 'Red' Kerr, Former Bulls broadcaster
Johnny 'Red' Kerr, Former Bulls broadcaster

Johnny "Red" Kerr, 76, the former Chicago Bulls coach who spent more than three decades as a broadcaster for the NBA team, died of prostate cancer Thursday at his home in Chicago, Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam said. 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. A 6-foot, 9-inch, 230-pound center who was nicknamed "Red" for his hair color, Kerr played 12 seasons (1954-1966) in the NBA for the Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers and the Baltimore Bullets. The Nationals won their only NBA championship in Kerr's rookie season. From 1954 to 1965,...