HoopsHype Scottie Pippen rumors

June 17, 2013 Updates

Derrick Rose didn't deserve to be criticized by fans for sitting out the entire 2012-13 season while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his left knee, Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said. "I was kind of surprised people turned on him knowing the difficulty of Derrick's injury," Pippen said at Nike's pro-am basketball league at Whitney Young High School on Saturday. "No one can justify what he's going through. No one can make his decision as to when to get back on the basketball court. I thought he took a little bit of a hit for it. ESPN.com

June 16, 2013 Updates

Former Bulls’ great Scottie Pippen joined Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist. Before the festivities were formally unveiled, the three spoke to a select group of some 70 local high school players from 20 different area schools Saturday morning. Pippen’s story as a lightly-recruited role player and former team manager who wound up at Central Arkansas whose emergence keyed the Bulls’ six championships served as a tale worth emulating. “I think what I tried to stress is the feel good confidence of taking part in something like this,” Pippen said. “You don’t have to be a superstar. You can be that ninth, 10th or llth man, and still work and try to get something out of it.” Chicago Sun-Times

June 15, 2013 Updates

Dan asked if he would ever suit up in practice. “I'm not going to suit up in practice,” Kidd said. “Even if we're shorthanded. And I'm not going to have the uniform under my suit.” Dan also asked Kidd who he thought the best point guard of all time is. He immediately said John Stockton and followed him up with Magic Johnson. Here is Kidd’s all-time NBA team: PG: John Stockton SG: Michael Jordan SF: Scottie Pippen PF: Tim Duncan C: Shaquille O’Neal Dan said “no LeBron?” Kidd said that he could play LeBron at five. The Dan Patrick Show

June 7, 2013 Updates

Rodman believes his best Bulls team would easily defeat James' Heat. "It would be no contest. The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players," Rodman said. "That's the only thing we had, smarter players. ... I would take Bosh out of his damn game easy. That's not even a problem. And how would Dwyane Wade match up with Scottie Pippen? Really? And Scottie Pippen would guard LeBron easy. And how are you going to cover those two guys (Jordan and Pippen)?" ESPN.com

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Alonzo Mourning: Scottie Pippen Said LeBron Would Kick Michael Jordan’s Ass. This is where we are in sports: Former athlete gets asked a question about LeBron vs. Jordan, because LeBron is the NBA right now. Former athlete (in this case, Alonzo Mourning) answers to the laughter of everyone. Was he joking? Maybe. Was he serious? Maybe. Could Scottie Pippen have actually said this? Who knows. And who cares? (Obligatory plug of Pippen’s wife, Larsa.) The Big Lead

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Rivers has taken to comparing Bradley to the likes of Scottie Pippen, Derek Harper, and Alvin Robertson, with Michael Jordan's former running mate his favorite parallel. "It's like Scottie Pippen -- when you played the Bulls, you were praying that, 'I hope he guards the other guy tonight,' " explained Rivers. "Because [Pippen] was one of those guys that could guard the 1, 2, or 3. And you were hoping, 'OK, I hope [he guards the other guy].' I mean, how rare is it that you want Michael to guard you? Over Scottie. "And I'm thinking that's Avery, and even Courtney [Lee]. Courtney's a good defender as well, but they're probably thinking, 'I'll take him over him.' And [Bradley's] feet are so good. I mean, he stays in front of the ball, he gets up into it, and it's big for us. He's really making us a better defensive team." ESPN.com

January 9, 2013 Updates
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Jackson is looking at adding Scottie Pippen, his former Chicago Bulls star, to his staff, sources said. Bernie Bickerstaff is expected to coach the Lakers on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Bickerstaff became the interim coach after Mike Brown was fired on Friday with a 1-4 record. New York Daily News

Jackson is expected to meet again with Lakers officials on Sunday or Monday, a source said. Bernie Bickerstaff will again coach the Lakers in Sunday night's game against the Sacramento Kings. Yahoo! Sports

November 8, 2012 Updates
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As for a scouting report on the left-handed Obama, Pippen came away impressed. “He’s not an overly aggressive player, but he takes what the defense gives him,” said Pippen. “He’s got a smooth game. He probably used to be a little more aggressive, but obviously he doesn’t want to get hurt.” That certainly wasn’t going to happen if the defense had anything to do about it. “I thought the lanes opened up when Michael Jordan used to drive,” laughed Pippen. “I used to be like, wow. But when I saw the President drive, I thought they were bringing the whole motorcade through the lane it was so wide.” NBA.com

But running up and down on the basketball court with President Obama was obviously a unique opportunity for Pippen that he will never forget. “It was a very special experience to play ball with the current President on Election Day. That says it all,” said Pippen. “You sit there and wonder what the President is doing on a day like this aside from voting. It was very enjoyable for me and something I’ll always remember. I got to see the President in a relaxed atmosphere—no suit, just one of the guys. It’s a story I can tell my kids and have them look back on.” After they finished playing, Obama approached Pippen and told him, “Hey, I’ve got to get you out to the White House.” Pippen’s response: “For sure, Mr. President.” NBA.com

November 6, 2012 Updates

President Barack Obama kept his tradition of an Election Day basketball game alive Tuesday, with an assist from Scottie Pippen. At around 1 p.m., Obama's motorcade arrived at the Hope Athletic Center on Chicago's West Side, where the president played basketball with staff and friends. Former Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias tweeted that he was playing on a team with Obama and former Bulls Pippen and Randy Brown. Their team reportedly won by 20 points. A White House spokeswoman confirmed that Obama also played with brother-in-law and Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Reggie Love, Mike Ramos and Marty Nesbitt. Chicago Tribune

November 1, 2012 Updates

The Chicago Bulls have announced that Scottie Pippen has been named Senior Advisor to the President and COO of the team. “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 Chicago Bulls President and COO Michael 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 family." NBA.com

October 30, 2012 Updates

Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said Tuesday his goal in the next few years is to become an NBA head coach, and he said it would be "great" if the team he coaches has Phil Jackson in the front office. "It is (my goal to be head coach)," Pippen said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I still enjoy the game. I'm around the game. I'm a guy that has always loved basketball, and I love being a part of it." ESPN.com

October 22, 2012 Updates

Scottie Pippen has talked about the subject. So has Charles Barkley. Out of nowhere Monday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau got asked to compare LeBron James' career to Michael Jordan's. "With all those type of comparisons, those are tough to make," Thibodeau said. "I don’t think you can do it until LeBron is done. To speculate now I guess makes for interesting conversation. They’re both great. Of course what Jordan did was just incredible. Who knows? Kobe (Bryant) has had a great career. LeBron has had a great career and he’s still young." Chicago Tribune

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