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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kent McDill  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Kent McDill on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

McDill lived in Chicago and was a sportswriter who covered the Chicago Bulls.

Biographical and Professional Information

McDill has been a sportswriter since 1978, working in Chicago and Indianapolis for United Press International before joining the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to work as the Chicago Bulls beat writer. From 1988 to 1999 he traveled with the Bulls on a daily basis and ended up being the only beat writer to cover all six Bulls championship teams. Currently, McDill is a freelance sportswriter.

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Titles At Your Library

Bill Wennington's Tales from the Bulls Hardwood
ISBN: 1582617929

Sports Publishing LLC. 2004

Chicago Bulls fans thought they had it so good. From 1991 through 1993 the Bull won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993, those fans thought the good times were over. In the fall of 1995, however, Jordan was ready to make a full return to NBA action. Pippen was still the best number two man in basketball, and then bad-boy Dennis Rodman was signed to join the franchise that had grown to hate him. Suddenly, the Bulls had the greatest team in NBA history. Bill Wennington's Tales from the Bulls Hardwood tells some of the inside stories from that team, the one that won three more NBA titles from 1996 through 1998. Seen from the eyes of three-time NBA champion center Bill Wennington, the Bulls come to life differently, from an insider's point of view. The 1995-96 Bulls won an NBA record 72 games and became the Beatles of professional sports. Followed everywhere and talked about endlessly, they captured a national and international audience and kept all eyes upon them for three seasons, even though everyone knew they were going to win. Fans will read about some of the most famous names in basketball history. Jordan, the demanding team leader Pippen, the true teammate Rodman, the reckless rebounder Toni Kukoc, the outsider Ron Harper, the former star turned role player Luc Longley, the affable Aussie Steve Kerr, the John Paxson sequel all playing for Phil Jackson, the Zen master coach. These are stories fans have not heard before, but it's not their fault. They just weren't there the way Bill Wennington was.

100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)
ISBN: 1600786502

Triumph Books. 2012

The premier reference for making Chicago Bulls fandom a lifestyle instead of just a sports preference, this collection of essential team knowledge and Bulls-related activities distills the past 50 years of NBA basketball into a fun checklist that will appeal to fans of any age. It’s one thing to have been to the United Center and rooted for Derrick Rose, to relish highlights of a young Michael Jordan, or even to know that all six championship teams were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Coach Phil Jackson. But it is a whole other level of fan commitment to know who Benny the Bull is named after, which player once grabbed 37 rebounds in a single game, and how the Bulls missed out on Magic Johnson in the draft. These facts and trivia—as well as important dates, player nicknames, key jersey numbers through history, and even the best places to eat before or after a game—are included in this resource that will enlighten new fans and initiate them into proper Bulls fandom, or remind die-hard fans why theirs is the team to follow year after year.

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