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Friends, relatives remember Kerr

Updated: March 5, 2009, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Laughter flowed while friends and relatives toasted Johnny "Red" Kerr one more time.

Considering he drew smiles from just about everyone he came across, it was an appropriate send-off for the Chicago Bulls' first coach and longtime commentator.

"To me, he was more than a father," son Matthew said during Kerr's funeral Thursday. "He was an inspiration and a friend."

An overflow crowd spilled out of the main chapel at Hennessy-Bruno Funeral Home to remember ...

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