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Norm Van Lier dead at 61

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Forgive me if this is a d_b, but I just heard that former Bulls star and color guy Norm Van Lier was found unresponsive at his Chicago home around 11am this morning. He was pronounced dead a short time ago, the Chicago Trib is reporting.
     
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Oh my God.
     
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    RIP. Damn. 61. Young.
     
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Damn. RIP.
     
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Just so so sad about this. Norm was incredibly cool to me in Chicago, and his wife Susan is even cooler...she lives in LA, I believe.

    As much as he could talk about basketball, every conversation seemed to lead back to the Stones, and his crazy times partying with them back in the day. No doubt he took a lot of great untold stories with him today. RIP, Stormin Norman. :'(
     
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Was he currently a broadcaster? I though the Bulls are on the road right now.
     
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Link:

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2009-02-26-1622159365_x.htm
     
  8. No. Actually, he and the Bulls were on the outs in recent years, IIRC.

    EDIT: Never mind. Apparently, he was doing some work as an analyst for CSN Chicago. I could have sworn I read somewhere that there was friction between him and the team.
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I know what will be discussed tonight in Midland, PA.

    He was the alum of a once-proud school that my aunts and uncles all attended.

    Man, they could play some f'ing basketball there. They ruled for decades.
     
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I know the Big O is taking this hard. Stormin Norman looked up to Big O.
    RIP
     
  11. Oscar Gamble

    Oscar Gamble New Member

    Norm was well liked by the Bulls organization and the fans. Only Jerry Krause had problems with NVL.

    Norm and Jerry Sloan made up the toughest backcourt duo in NBA history. RIP Stormin' Norman.
     
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I completely forgot he was from here.
     
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