Scottie is apparently mulling over whether or not he would take a job with the New York Knicks if the offer was officially made.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Pippen has actually been getting into some minor trouble lately. First he was sued for $4 million for “roughing up” an autograph seeker. Then he got into a fight at a Malibu restaurant. Although at first it was feared Pippen could face felony assault charges, these fears dissipated when it was announced that Scottie would get away scot-free with no charges at all.
Now Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr were once teammates with the Chicago Bulls so they know each other pretty well. So when Kerr rejected the offer to become head coach by Knicks president Phil Jackson, Scottie was not expecting it:
“I was a little bit surprised. 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. I think he’s a great guy and will make a great coach. He’s one of the few teammates I still stay in touch with. He has a great personality. He’ll be great in coaching.”
So while the Knicks are still shopping around for a head coach, Pippen also says it’s possible Jackson himself may step in for the position:
“Phil pretty much has a license to do what he wants right now. Will he do it? Not sure. It’s going to take some time to see his work, but he’s a guy who can turn it around.”
While Pippen is currently an adviser with the Bulls, some NBA sources claim that the Knicks may ask him to become an assistant coach. But Scottie is not sure yet whether he would accept the job:
“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 whether I’m interested or not until it happens.”
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