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Bulls to honor Kerr and Van Lier with tribute patches

Patches remembering Bulls legends will adorn team jerseys
Norm Van Lier
Johnny 'Red' Kerr

Bulls to honor Kerr and Van Lier
with tribute patches



Bulls to honor Kerr and Van Lier with tribute patches

Johnny "Red" Kerr | 1932 - 2009
Norm Van Lier | 1947 - 2009

March 3, 2009 - 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 of Basketball Operations John Paxson. “Every time our players put on their uniform the rest of the year, they will be reminded of what Johnny and Norm meant to the Chicago Bulls. Johnny and Norm’s inspiration and legacy will forever be a part of our franchise’s fabric.”

The two-inch square patch is bisected into two halves. One half of the square patch is red, with Kerr’s famous nickname “Red” in white block letters. The other half is black, with Van Lier’s number 2, also in white.