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RIP Bill Halls

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jake from State Farm, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    He covered the 1967 Detroit riots for the Associated Press and the Pistons for 30 years at the Detroit News
    Bill Halls was a legend in the business and a terrific guy
    David Stern honored him on his 80th birthday
    A stalwart reporter for The Detroit Sunday Journal
    You already are missed, Hallsy

    Ex-Detroit News sportswriter Bill Halls dies at 86
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    IIRC, NBA PR chief Brian McIntyre convinced Halls in retirement to come to NBA playoff games anyway, just so there'd be someone in the postgame media sessions who could ask smart questions. This was when a lot of the media folks were from newspapers throughout the league, and their deadlines kept a lot of them out of the interview room. With Halls there, the podium stuff wasn't limited to "talk about..." or worse from morning-zoo radio types or foreign press.
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