Scottie Pippen is channeling his inner McKayla Maroney — saying he’s just “not impressed” with the Chicago Bulls new head coach.
FYI, the Bulls just signed Billy Donovan to a brand new 4-year, $24 million contract last week in the hopes Billy can finally help turn the franchise back into winners.
Speaking of winners, Pippen — who won 6 ‘chips with the Bulls — weighed in on the move during an interview with Forbes and man, he’s not happy.
“If you’re looking at it from a fan perspective, I’m not impressed with what they did,” Pippen said.
“I don’t think that they have made any dramatic changes that are going to change who they are as a team. That’s just my personal opinion. I like Billy Donovan as a person but I don’t think he’s proved anything in the NBA that proves he’s worth investing in and bringing a team up that needs help like Chicago does.”
Remember, Donovan coached OKC with 2 MVPs — Kevin Durant until 2016 and Russell Westbrook until 2019 — and still came up short from winning the title.
Donovan was 243–157 during his 5 seasons in OKC — and made the playoffs every year … though he only advanced out of the 1st round one time.
Pippen says he just doesn’t think Donovan has that certain X-factor that will help change the culture in Chicago.
“[The Bulls are] a team that has been struggling for a long time. To me, I don’t see the value he brings to them. He’s going to be a coach but there are a lot of them out there. He didn’t do anything special in OKC that warranted him a second opportunity. That’s just my opinion.”
Also worth noting, Pippen used to work for the Bulls as an advisor — but got fired from his gig back in 2019.
After the move, Pippen took a shot at the Bulls. — saying, “It’s probably a good thing, right? … I like to associate myself with winning.”
Gloves are off!