Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Latest Sports News

 

Scottie Pippen Eyed By New York Knicks

Hall of Fame forward Scottie Pippen, currently serving as an advisor in the Chicago Bulls organization, is reportedly being eyed by the New York Knicks to work in some capacity for their team, potentially as an assistant coach.

May 16 2014, 1:22am CDT | by

11 Updates
Scottie Pippen Eyed By New York Knicks
Photo credit: Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Scottie Pippen Eyed By New York Knicks

Scottie Pippen Eyed By New York Knicks
Photo credit: Getty Images

Could Scottie Pippen be working for the New York Knicks soon?

This is what The New York Post's Marc Berman touched on in his May 15 featured article

"Knicks general manager Steve Mills huddled with Scottie Pippen for about 15 minutes Wednesday at Chicago's draft combine to gauge the legenardy Bull's interest in possibly working for the organization in some capacity, possibly as an assistant coach, according to an NBA source. 

"Knicks president Phil Jackson, stung by the Steve Kerr rejection, would have interest in Pippen in some capacity, pending whom his new head coach is. Pippen, master of the triangle, has the title of advisor with the Bulls. 

"When asked by The Post about potentially working with Jackson, Pippen said: 'I haven't talked to Phil. I have to wait until that time comes. Right now nothing's out there. I'm not going to say whther I'm interested or not until it happens.'

"Jackson was in Chicago, but stayed away from the gym where the draft continues conducted workouts. Pippen once called Steve Kerr his favorite teammate. Kerr was with Pippen for three of the Bulls' championships. 

"'I was a little surprised,' Pippen said of Kerr not taking the Knicks' job. 'I thought the familiarity working with Phil, able to run the offense, having Phil there to mentor him as much as possible made it a bit of a surprise. I think at the end of the day, Golden State is probably the better team. They have a lot more upside.'" 

Kerr, who has been negotiating with the Knicks for their head coaching position for roughly two months, decided to take the Warriors' offer on May 14 instead. Kerr was given a five-year, $25 million contract by Golden State, per Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The New York Times' Scott Cacciola explains why Kerr rejected the Knicks' offer and what's next in the coaching search for team president Phil Jackson. 

"Kerr said it was difficult to say no to Jackson because of his great respect for him. But Kerr's family lives in California, the Warriors have a ready-made roster for the playoffs, and he has solid relationships with several members of the Warriors' front office. 

"One more thing: Although his offense will be influenced by the triangle, Kerr said, the Warriors will not resemble the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. 

"Jackson appears to want someone who will operate as an extension of himself, someone familiar with the triangle, someone familiar with the triangle, perhaps someone he has coached. Someone young and fairly compliant would not hurt, either. Jackson, after all, is as much coach emeritus as team president. 

"While there is no shortage of viable coaches who are available for work -- Lionel Hollins and George Karl, to name two -- Jackson's pool appears a bit more shallow and more confined. 

"He is considering at least three candidates he knows well, according to a person familiar with the search who requested anonymity because he had not been authorized to speak publicly about it. 

"The three are Luke Walton, who played for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers; Kurt Rambis, one of Jackson's former assistants; and Brian Shaw, who played and coached for Jackson before becoming the coach of the Nuggets. Shaw is under contract with Denver, but the Knicks could try to pry him loose." 

ESPN New York's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne also identify former New York head coach Jeff Van Gundy and current Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thiobdeau as other potential candidates to coach the Knicks. 

Pippen, a seven-time All-Star, eight-time All-Defensive First Team and three-time All-NBA First Team member, averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists during his 17-year NBA carer with the Bulls, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, per Basketball-Reference.com.  

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 and was hired by the Bulls to be their senior advisor to president and COO Michael Reinsdorf two years later. 

For more of the hottest sports news, log on to Sport Balla today. 


 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 11

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS San Francisco

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply ...
Source: CBS San Francisco   Full article at: CBS San Francisco 6 days ago, 2:27pm CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 10

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Philly

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Mi ...
Source: CBS Philly   Full article at: CBS Philly 6 days ago, 2:26pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 9

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Minnesota

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two titles. By that same ...
Source: CBS Minnesota   Full article at: CBS Minnesota 6 days ago, 2:26pm CDT
 

Update: 7

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Los Angeles

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two titles. By that same logic, he’s le ...
Source: CBS Los Angeles   Full article at: CBS Los Angeles 6 days ago, 2:26pm CDT
 

Update: 6

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Denver

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better ...
Source: CBS Denver   Full article at: CBS Denver 6 days ago, 2:25pm CDT
 

Update: 5

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS New York

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two tit ...
Source: CBS New York   Full article at: CBS New York 6 days ago, 2:24pm CDT
 

Update: 4

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Chicago

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two titles. By that same logic, ...
Source: CBS Chicago   Full article at: CBS Chicago 6 days ago, 2:24pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Charlotte

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply beca ...
Source: CBS Charlotte   Full article at: CBS Charlotte 6 days ago, 2:24pm CDT
 

Update: 2

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: WJZ

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because ...
Source: WJZ   Full article at: WJZ 6 days ago, 2:24pm CDT
 

Update: 1

Keidel: LeBron’s Summer Of Love

Source: CBS Boston

By Jason Keidel » More Columns When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports. We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two titles. By that same logic, he’s less of a ...
Source: CBS Boston   Full article at: CBS Boston 6 days ago, 2:24pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron Jame's Letter in Morgan Freemans Voice
Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron Jame's Letter in Morgan Freemans Voice
The Comedian also made an appearance on ESPN's Sports Nation
 
 
The HP Chromebook 14 is a Great Back to School Necessity
The HP Chromebook 14 is a Great Back to School Necessity
HP Chromebook is available at Amazon for $306.99. It is that time of year again time for students to start getting ready for back to school. Make sure they have the best with the HP Chromebook 14. It is great looking...
 
 
The HP 15-g070nr Laptop is a Great Back to School Work Laptop
The HP 15-g070nr Laptop is a Great Back to School Work Laptop
HP 15-g070nr Laptop is available at Amazon for $248.00. Like the title mentions, this one has a 15.6 inch screen with a high definition resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This is a good screen for a budget device like...
 
 
Apple To Launch New Mobile Payment Solution With iPhone 6
Apple To Launch New Mobile Payment Solution With iPhone 6
Apple using a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as its way of handling payment
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.