Kerr, Johnny

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Name
Kerr, Johnny Gender: M
born on 17 July 1932
Place Chicago IL, USA, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Lehman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif or s_aqucol.18.gif



Biography

American athlete, pro-basketball player from 1954-1965, nicknamed "Red" for his red hair. After 12 years of playing the sport, he became the Chicago Bulls' coach, the first coach in the franchise's history, and was named NBA Coach of the Year for that first year, 1966-67. When he retired from coaching, he became the team's business manager and media analyst for 33 years more.

He and his wife whom he married in 1954, had five children. Their oldest son John Jr., died at age three of meningeal encephalitis. Later they cared for their three nieces whose parents had both died. One of the girls was later murdered while she was in college.

His wife died in 2000 and he died on February 26, 2009 of prostate cancer.

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1954
  • Death of Mate 2000
  • Death by Disease 26 February 2009 (Prostate cancer, age 76, in Chicago)
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  • Work : New Career 1954 (Began pro-basketball career)
  • Work : New Job 1966 (Coach of Chicago Bulls)

Source Notes

PT quotes Chicago Tribune for date, no time "He was a South Side boy born July 17, 1932, to Matthew, who died of pneumonia at 32 when Johnny was 3, and Florence." Original entry quotes Lee Lehman citing from a sports almanac for August 17, 1932 (typo?), no place or time.

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Oldest son died at age three)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
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