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Scottie Pippen now immortalized at United Center


It was fitting.

Michael Jordan is soaring high, larger than life outside the United Center.

Now, inside the building and in full color, Scottie Pippen has his eyes on everything.

The Bulls unveiled a bust of Pippen at halftime of their trouncing of Boston Thursday night. The statue of the Bulls legend will be displayed inside the United Center as a tribute.

Pippen was unquestionably a key cog in the Bulls dynasty era, but few would have pictured this honor when he left the Bulls organization on bad terms in 1998. Now he now a regular fixture at games with courtside seats. In the playoffs he will be doing game broadcasts for CSN Chicago. He is again part of the Bulls family.

He needed to be honored in a way that distinguished him from Jordan — while the two are forever linked through titles their roles were different, their styles different.

This is fitting. Pippen was gracious in his acceptance and threw bouquets to the Bulls fans throughout his talk.

Those fans — and Pippen — went home happy. Good times are back with the Bulls. And as part of that, honoring Pippen is fitting.

Scottie Pippen to become Bulls broadcaster for playoffs

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Another sign the Bulls are back — the legends are back hanging around.

Scottie Pippen, the Hall of Famer and six-time NBA champion, has signed on to join the Bulls broadcasting team for a regular season game then return for the playoffs, CSN Chicago announced. He will first work March 4 in Orlando, where he will join Neil Funk and Stacey King. He will then return for the Bulls playoff run.

“Scottie Pippen is most certainly one of the greatest players in NBA history whose knowledge and passion of the game is second to none,” said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.  “We’re thrilled Scottie will be on our team with Neil and Stacey for the March 4th telecast at Orlando, along with every Bulls playoff telecast on Comcast SportsNet this spring.”

Pippen has done some broadcasting since his retirement plus worked with the Lakers as a special assistant coach (teaching the team the triangle, so at least they understand it when Kobe breaks out of it).