Bulls to honor Kerr, Van Lier anniversary

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls will honor the one-year anniversary of the deaths of Johnny "Red" Kerr and Norm Van Lier on Friday with a video tribute.

The video, which will be shown during the first quarter of the Bulls' game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center, will be set to the song "Smile," by Uncle Kracker.

"We purposely picked a piece of music, not slow and sad, but more of a celebration, more happy," Bulls senior director of game operations Jeff Wohlschlaeger said.

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will carry the tribute live.