May 18, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls former player Scottie Pippen claps during the first quarter in game two of the eastern conference finals of the 2011 NBA playoffs against the Miami Heat at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Scottie Pippen Wants To Coach NBA Team


NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen is interesting in stepping into a bigger role with a NBA organization. Pippen is currently an ambassador for the Chicago Bulls but he would like to get a chance at a head coaching gig in the NBA.

Pippen is also interested in having Phil Jackson join him in a front-office role.

“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.”

Pippen has zero coaching experience and that is why he would like to work with Jackson. He expressed his respect for Jackson and would heavily lean on him.

“That would be great,” Pippen said. “Phil is a great person, a great mind for the game and I know he still wants to be a part of the game, so if that scenario were to happen, yes, it would be great to be able to work for a guy who’s been your mentor throughout your career.”

Jackson was at one point this offsesaon considered a leader for an executive position with the Orlando Magic and Pippen was considered a favorite to earn the coaching gig if Jackson took the job. Unfortunately for Pippen, Jackson removed himself from consideration.

If Pippen and Jackson eventually work together again at the NBA level, they will look to add to their history together. The two joined Michael Jordan in the 1990′s to lead the Bulls to six NBA titles.

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