Scottie Pippen doesn’t seem to be too shaken up after admitting publicly that he no longer has an advisory role with the Chicago Bulls.
The news was revealed Wednesday that the Bulls legend and Hall of Famer is no longer a member of the franchise with which he won six NBA titles as a player. Pippen told the Thuzio Live & Unfiltered podcast during a taping held at All-Star Weekend in February that the Bulls let him go as a senior adviser to team president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf prior to the start of the season.
“I got fired this year. I didn’t really want it to be in the public, but I’m no longer employed by the Bulls,” Pippen said in the interview, according to TMZ Sports.
The Bulls hired Pippen as a senior adviser to Reinsdorf, the son of owner Jerry Reindsorf in 2012. Pippen had become a team legend after winning six NBA championships with teammate Michael Jordan and was a member of the 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team.”
Pippen could not come to an agreement regarding his duties with the Bulls that would not interfere with his other job as an NBA analyst on ESPN’s “The Jump.” When compensation could not be agreed upon, the Bulls let Pippen go, but the Hall of Famer said he has taken it pretty well.