East Liverpool Native Norm Van Lier Found Dead

In his Chicago apartment at age 61.  The Bulls standout guard of the 1970s was born in East Liverpool and grew up in Midland, PA, being a star member of the Leopards football, baseball, and basketball teams in the mid-1960s.  He played collegiately at St. Francis, PA before his successful NBA career which included several All-Star Game and 1st or 2nd team all defense team appearances.  After his playing career he continued to live in Chicago and worked in broadcasting.  Indeed, he was scheduled to work the pre and post games for the Bulls game with New Jersey Thursday.


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