Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls have named franchise legend
Scottie Pippen senior advisor to team president and COO Michael Reinsdorf on
Pippen, who spent 12 of his 17 NBA seasons with Chicago and was a member of
six Bulls teams that won world championships, will serve in mostly an
ambassador's role with the organization in addition to mentoring current
"Scottie's talents and unique experience allow him to add value to so many
aspects of our organization, and we wanted his title to better reflect his
role with the Bulls," said Reinsdorf. "He has a great rapport with players and
understands what they think about as they move through their playing careers.
His generous personality and sense of humor helps him connect with our
partners, fans, and front office, and that's evident through his work with our
Corporate Sales and Branding departments, as well as Chicago Bulls Charities.
We're so fortunate to have Scottie and his wife, Larsa, as part of the Bulls
Pippen played his first 11 seasons with the Bulls from 1987-98 and helped
Chicago to three consecutive NBA titles between 1991-93 and three more from
1996-98. The seven-time All-Star rejoined the club for one more season in
The now 47-year-old was also a member of the 1992 and 1996 gold medal-winning
United States Basketball Teams, was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest
players, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
For his career, Pippen averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists in
1,178 contests. In 208 lifetime playoff games, he averaged 17.5 points, 7.6
assists and 5.4 rebounds.
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