While guesting on ESPN’s The Jump, Pippen claimed that Butler disrespected Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and an assistant coach, which ultimately turned the organization against him.
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Pippen: “In Chicago, he didn’t handle it very well and I think it really turned the organization—”
Why do you think he didn’t handle it very well?
Pippen: “I don’t think he handled it right from a leadership standpoint of what it takes to be a superstar.”
What are the specifics that people are staying he wasn’t good in the locker room?
Pippen: “Well, it’s just a lot of locker room talk that Jimmy was disrespecting the head coach, disrespecting the assistant coach. Just wasn’t showing the type of leadership that you’d expect from your best player.”