R.I.P. JOHNNY ‘RED’ KERR
That’s a tough day, Chicago. Not only did we lose Stormin’ Normin, but now we have word that Bulls legend Johnny “Red” Kerr has also died.
In my post about Norm Van Lier, I wrote, “Can you think of anyone that was more passionate about or loved the Bulls more than Norm? Doubtful.” I put doubtful because I had one person in mind: Johnny “Red” Kerr.
How important was Kerr to the history of the franchise? From the Trib:
“Perhaps the best ambassador the Bulls will ever have, Kerr’s nickname, “Red” — for his hair color — couldn’t have been more appropriate. In many ways, Kerr was Mr. Bull: the first coach in franchise history, NBA Coach of the Year that 1966-67 season, later the club’s business manager and finally its television and radio analyst for 33 years.”
We’ll miss you, Red. R.I.P. Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr.