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Scottie Pippen Wants To Coach the Bulls

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 31, 2007 9:51PM

2007_12_31.scottie.jpgSleep with one eye open, Jim Boylan. Scottie Pippen wants your job. And he's going the media route to getting it, which...probably isn't the classiest or most professional way to do things.

Pippen told the Trib's Sam Smith that he thinks he'd be great at coaching. Pippen says he ran the show on the floor and can't believe no one has asked him to coach yet.

What experience do you need? You have assistants who have been there. If I made a mistake, I wouldn't be the first coach to make a mistake. I'd love the opportunity to be part of the organization now that Skiles is gone. I've won championships with this organization and been in the competition when everything was on the line. I was a coach on the floor. Why isn't that experience?

He's also made his takes on various Bulls pretty damn clear, saying Tyrus Thompson is "great from the neck down," Ben Wallace isn't trying hard enough, Ben Gordon takes bad shots, Kirk Hinrich is "not that talented," Luol Deng is playing for a contract, and Andres Nocioni is "turning into Rasheed Wallace."

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