Mike McGraw

Chicago Bulls Beat Writer
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Mike McGraw has been covering the Chicago Bulls for the Daily Herald since Michael Jordan returned from the baseball diamond in 1995. McGraw became the full-time beat writer in 1999 and started off with the two worst seasons in franchise history.

Prior to that assignment, he spent 10 years covering high school sports for the Daily Herald and one year on colleges. The Daily Herald was his first permanent job in journalism, after working for a few minor league sports franchises and serving front-office internships with the Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Whether covering a sectional basketball game in Waukegan or Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Salt Lake City, his goal has been to capture the drama and explore the personalities that exist on every level of competition. McGraw won an Associated Press Sports Editor's Award in 2009 for a story about the death of Bulls' legend Norm Van Lier.

A graduate of Stevenson High School and the University of Michigan, McGraw has been married to fellow Daily Herald sports writer Patricia Babcock since 1999.

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What can Bulls take from summer league title?

Jul 19 2016 | 8:08 pm - The Chicago Bulls are Las Vegas summer-league champions, but does that accomplishment bring any added optimism for next season? Not realy, but positive signs are always good.

Valentine’s buzzer-beater lifts Bulls

Jul 18 2016 | 10:35 pm - Denzel Valentine’s 18-footer at the buzzer game the Bulls an 84-82 victory over Minnesota in the championship game of the Las Vegas summer league on Monday.

Paul talks about Wade’s change of teams

Jul 18 2016 | 8:55 pm - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was in Chicago to unveil a new gym at the Logan Square Boys & Girls Club. He also shared thoughts on his good friend Dwyane Wade’s change of teams.

Bulls advance to summer semis

Jul 16 2016 | 9:32 pm - The Bulls improved to 5-0 at the Las Vegas summer league with an 88-85 victory over Washington on Saturday. Bobby Portis led the Bulls with 17 points and 9 rebounds.

Bulls add another point guard

Jul 12 2016 | 10:07 pm - The Bulls added another point guard, Isaiah Canaan, on Tuesday and improved to 3-0 in summer league by winning a close game against the Spurs.

Felicio paces Bulls’ summer victory

Jul 10 2016 | 10:34 pm - The Bulls improved to 2-0 at the Las Vegas summer league with an 83-70 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. Center Cristiano Felicio led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Portis leads Bulls to summer win

Jul 09 2016 | 9:09 pm - The Bulls won their opening game in the Las Vegas summer league, beating Boston 71-62 on Saturday. Bobby Portis led the way with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie enzel Valentine had a rough shooting night.

Wade talks about tough decision

Jul 09 2016 | 9:17 pm - After hosting his youth basketball camp in Miami on Saturday, Dwyane Wade met with reporters and talked about his difficult decision to leave the Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Bulls.

Bulls announce summer roster

Jul 07 2016 | 8:52 pm - The Bulls announced their roster for the 2016 Las Vegas summer league. The summer squad begins play Saturday against Boston. The team also completed a pair of trades.

GM believes Bulls accomplished summer goals

Jul 07 2016 | 5:48 pm - The Bulls have taken a different path this summer than most fans expected, but general manager Gar Forman insisted Thursday they accomplished some of the biggest goals.

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