Toni Kukoc joins Bulls as ‘special advisor’ to owner

Toni Kukoc joins Bulls as 'special advisor' to owner

Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser to the team president.

Kukoc will join Scottie Pippen, who has held the same position since the beginning of the 2012-13 season.

“Toni will work across the organization and his duties will be wide-ranging,” Reinsdorf said in a press release. “He will bring valuable perspective that comes with experience to many areas, whether it is relating to the international players on our team or shareing what it means to be a Chicago Bull when talking to partners and fans.

“Toni will be a strong representative of both the team’s legacy and its future.”

Kukoc played seven seasons with the Bulls, most notably as the sixth man of the Bulls’ three championship teams from 1996 to 1998. He won’ the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1996 and has been a frequent visitor to the United Center since he retired in 2006 and resides in Illinois.

“It is a thrill and an honor to again be a part of the team that helped define my basketball career here in the United States and in Chicago,” he said in a press release. “The Bulls have become my extended family, and I am really looking forward to the future and being a Bull for life.”