Johnny "Red" Kerr was a three-time All-Star during a 12-year playing career that included one of the longest consecutive-game streaks in NBA history. As a coach he guided the first Chicago Bulls team, took the club to the playoffs, and was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1967. Later he was the first coach of the Phoenix Suns and then a broadcaster for the Suns and the Bulls. But despite this lifetime of achievement in basketball, Kerr is probably remembered less for his wins and losses than for his wit and one-liners. more...
Full Name: John G. Kerr Born: 7/17/32 in Chicago College: Illinois Drafted by: Syracuse Nationals, 1954 (sixth overall) Transactions: Nationals became Philadelphia 76ers in 1963; Traded to Baltimore Bullets, 9/22/65; Selected by Chicago Bulls in NBA Expansion Draft, 4/30/66
Nickname: Red Height: 6-9 Weight: 230 lbs. High School: Tilden Tech (Chicago) Honors: NBA champion (1955); Three-time NBA All-Star; NBA Coach of the Year (1967).