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97. Norm Van Lier
“Stormin” Norman was one of the most popular Bulls players ever.  Van Lier teamed with Jerry Sloan to form one of the most ferocious backcourts in league history.  The two super tough and defensive mined players were perfect compliments of each other.  He was a great assist man and tenacious defender who probably does not have the career statistics to get in but is a legend in Chicago.



Should Norm Van Lier be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 38.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 38.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: East Liverpool, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1985
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Cincinatti Royals
  • College: Saint Francis
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 34th Overall in 1969
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star (3) (1974, 1976 & 1977)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1973-74)
    First Team NBA Defensive Selection (3) (1973-74, 1975-76 & 1976-77)
    Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (5) (1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75 & 1977-78)
    Most Assists: (1) (1970-71)
    Most Assists per Game (1) (1970-71)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1970-71 & 1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (8) (1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (1973-74)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (3) (1970-71, 1975-76 & 1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (9) (1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (3) (1973-74, 1974-75 & 1975-76)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 28.  Assists per Game: 7.0
    33.  Steals per Game: 1.8

Should Norm Van Lier be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 38.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 38.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.7%

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