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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Cubs pitcher visits unfamiliar territory

May 28 2016 | 9:43 pm - Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks was the story of Saturday’s victory over Philadelphia and in addition to his performance on the mound, he added a rare adventure on the bases.

Hendricks barely misses shutout

May 28 2016 | 10:12 pm - Kyle Hendricks got a complete-game victory against Philadelphia on Saturday at Wrigley Field, but lost his shutout thanks to a couple of fluke plays in the ninth inning.

Despite Bulls’ rough season, Butler honored for his defense

May 25 2016 | 6:38 pm - Bulls guard Jimmy Butler kept up his defensive reputation despite the team’s disappointing season. Butler was named to the NBA’s all-defensive second team for the third straight year.

Whom could the Bulls get with the No. 14 pick?

May 19 2016 | 5:46 am - The Bulls didn't move up in Tuesday's draft lottery. So barring a trade, their next task will be to find a good player with the No. 14 pick at the June 23 NBA Draft.

Bulls facing long odds at draft lottery

May 14 2016 | 11:49 pm - The Bulls have the smallest odds of winning the No. 1 pick in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery, but this could be a year when the top draft picks are available in a trade. Should the Bulls be interested?

Why wasn’t Jordan a unanimous MVP?

May 13 2016 | 12:24 am - Golden State’s Steph Curry became the NBA’s first unamious MVP earlier this week. Curry deserved the honor, but shouldn’t Michael Jordan have been the only logical choice for MVP in 1995-96?

Previewing the NBA’s second-round playoff series in the East

May 01 2016 | 9:46 pm - Mike McGraw previews the second round playoff series in the NBA Eastern Conference, including a rematch of last year’s conference finals.

Despite growing pains, Bulls still counting on Mirotic, McDermott

Apr 25 2016 | 9:28 am - Having too many young players hurt the Bulls this season. Now they’ll need to figure out if guys like Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott will be ready to help win games by next year.

Rebuilding the Bulls won’t be easy

Apr 23 2016 | 7:24 pm - This will be a crazy summer in the NBA, since a new TV deal will send the salary cap soaring and every team will have money to spend. In this environment, will the Bulls be able to find a way to improve the team?

Gasol will make the call on whether to move on

Apr 19 2016 | 8:06 pm - Pau Gasol might weigh his love for Chicago’s Lyric Opera with his desire to challenge for another NBA championship when he decides whether or not to opt out the final year of his Bulls contract.

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