A Chicago native, Durham broadcast Bulls games from 1973-91, including the first seven seasons of Michael Jordan's tenure with the team, and delivered several classic calls. “The voice of champions,” Jordan texted to ESPNChicago.com's Melissa Isaacson. “I will miss him.”
In 2011, Durham received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport. He also served as a baseball broadcaster with the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.