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     February 4, 2021      #76-35 KDJ

Sports Citizen of the Year: Hall-of-famer Turner

By Mason Schweizer

Vern Turner has had a longtime relationship with basketball. A love that began playing in the parks and streets of Chicago with the likes of NBA legend Isiah Thomas has led Turner to a spot in this year’s Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame.

He’s a security officer at Kankakee Community College, and when Turner isn’t mirroring his beaming smile onto others there, he spends his evenings in several officiating roles at the high school, college and professional levels, including for the NBA as the courtside video replay administrator for Chicago Bulls home games.

Whether it’s while officiating a local high school hoops game, a walk ...

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