- Chicago Bulls 1987 - 2004
Scottie Pippen was a basketball player with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA and played in the small forward position. He attended the University of Central Arkansas and even worked as a welder to pay for his education.
In 1987 Pippen was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics and in the same year exchanged to the Chicago Bulls to play with Michael Jordan. Pippen managed to make his mark with his versatility even though he was troubled by surgeries in the 1989-90 season. In 1991 he helped the Bulls claim their first NBA championships. In 1992 after been selected to play for the NBA All defensive First team he also played for the USA National Olympic team who won the gold medal. The same year the Bulls won their second NBA Championship. In 1993 the Bulls went on to win their third consecutive win and Pippen claimed his third Championship ring. Throughout the years he developed himself as a fantastic defense player. In 1996 Pippen was named to the USA National team to play the Summer Olympic Games which were held in Atlanta and once again won the gold medal. The same year the Bulls once again went on to win the NBA Championships. In 1998 in the midst of rumors that it would be the last season for Pippen with the Bulls the Bulls claimed their fifth NBA Championship title. In 1999 after being with the Bulls for eleven seasons, Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets. In mid of 1999 Pippen was traded to the Portland Trail blazers. Pippen was transferred to the Chicago Bulls after the 2002-03 season however he could only play 23 matches due to injuries and eventually retired in 2003.
After his retirement, Pippen featured for ESPN and ABC as a studio analyst. He is currently a special assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers and expressed his interest to coach the Chicago Bulls in 2008.
In his career total of 1178 games he averages at 16.1 points per game, 5.2 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game.
Olympic Gold Medal, 1992, 1996. NBA Championship, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Related videos for Scottie Pippen
Related news & articles
Monday November 15
An injury is never pleasant but when that injury strikes a player with much promise, the effects are worse. More
Tuesday June 9
He has 9 NBA championship rings. More
Tuesday October 7
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar In 1975, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was traded by the Bucks to the Lakers and in return they got Junior Bridgeman, Dave Meyers, Brian Winters and Elmore Smith. More
Tuesday September 9
In the previous season Rasheed Wallace got the same number of MVP votes as Paul Pierce. More