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Scottie Pippen to join Bulls' broadcasts for the playoffs

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A franchise's fanbase not surprisingly feels a great connection to their former stars. These were the players who brought them the glory of championships, All-Star appearances, and the general positive feeling that fandom is worth something.

So consider the following news to be extremely good for Bulls fans. From (via PBT):

Chicago Bulls legend and team ambassador Scottie Pippen will join Comcast SportsNet's game announcing tandem of Neil Funk and Stacey King as an additional game analyst for the network.

The six-time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 inductee will make his announcing debut on Friday, March 4 at Orlando (6:00 p.m. start). Pippen will also handle game analyst duties for every Bulls playoff telecast on Comcast SportsNet beginning in mid-April.

It's as yet unclear if Pippen will cover any other regular-season games, but with the Bulls primed to grab a top-three seed in the East he should get a reasonable amount of work this spring.

He'll also be a welcome presence. Stacey King is an effusive presence on broadcasts, and Pippen should balance him out nicely with some more measured takes on the game. A man of dignity and distinction, Pippen carries himself like a Hall of Famer should.

I just hope that other teams follow the Bulls' lead here. Tim Hardaway needs work, Miami!

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