Quinn taps former Bulls star as youth adviser - KMOV.com

Quinn taps former Bulls star as youth adviser

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Chicago Bulls point guard B.J. Armstrong will be an adviser on youth outreach to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

Quinn's office announced Armstrong's new role on Saturday as part of the governor's youth anti-violence efforts. Armstrong said in a statement that young people "need strong support from their community and family to stay healthy and safe."

Among his responsibilities, Armstrong will advise Quinn on youth sports, anti-obesity programs and promoting sportsmanship. Armstrong was a member of Chicago Bulls teams that won six NBA championships during the 1990s.

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