Report: Knicks interested in hiring Scottie Pippen

Report: Knicks interested in hiring Scottie Pippen
May 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
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New York Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson took a swing and whiffed on Steve Kerr as the former Bulls sharpshooter signed a five-year deal to become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

But it appears Jackson won't end his pursuit of hiring a former Bull to come aboard the Knicks coaching staff.

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According to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post, Knicks general manager Steve Mills met with Scottie Pippen for about 15 minutes at the NBA draft combine on Thursday to discuss joining the team in some capacity, possibly as an assistant coach.

Pippen, who was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010, won six NBA titles under Jackson with the Bulls.

Pippen currently serves as a senior advisor to Bulls team president Michael Reinsdorf.