Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 9:58 am  |  27 responses

Report: Brian Scalabrine to Join Chicago Bulls’ Coaching Staff

Eleven-year NBA veteran Brian Scalabrine, who just a few weeks ago said he wasn’t ready to call it a career, will reportedly join Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff for the upcoming season. Longtime SLAM writer Aggrey Sam broke the news, and has more details, via CSNChicago.com: “Since former Bulls assistant coach Rick Brunson departed for a position with the Charlotte Bobcats in the offseason, the organization has had an opening and while the likes of former Magic assistant Steve Clifford was considered–the member of Stan Van Gundy’s staff in Orlando recently accepted a job with the Lakers, where he’ll be reunited with All-Star center Dwight Howard–it appears that Scalabrine is now a front-runner for the spot. Though the popular reserve forward averaged a modest 1.1 points per game in just over 200 minutes in his two-year stint in Chicago, his knowledge of the game is highly regarded, his relationship with Thibodeau goes back to their days together in Boston and at only 34 years old, fresh off an 11-year NBA career and still active enough to bang bodies with current players, his transition to the coaching ranks has the potential to be a seamless one.”

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  • ALD

    lmao… this is not surprising tho

  • Björn Atli

    Good for him. Dude is a commodity.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Scal must have “naked pictures of God or something” He “played” and 11 years routinely taking up roster spots of more talented players and now he’s gonna leapfrog tons of other coaches, busting their butts on the lower ranks, into an assistants job. Smh

  • snasty10

    Good for white mamba, seems like a good guy, and has great knowledge of the game, definitely a nice addition to the coaching staff, also will help in the locker room

  • spit hot fiyah

    the saga continues…

  • niQ1

    Nooo! But he’s still got game!

  • Hursty

    He was part of some solid NJ teams as well. A great career when you consider the physical traits he has. Never that fast or strong. Worked extremely hard with what he was given, and made the most of it.

  • Guest

    Sad to see the SCAL go..

  • Redd

    Hello NBA championship, sorry Lakers fans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitya.yakushkin Mitya Yakushkin

    Forget Red Auerbach, Red Scal is gonna be the GOAT

  • Caboose

    Has anybody ever been the simultaneous greatest coach and greatest player of all time in any sport? Cause it’s about to happen.

  • chingy

    Bill Russell? Never thought I’d but Scal and Bill Russell in the same sentence..

  • uqk

    bulls going cheap for players & staff this season

  • Shadojoker

    White maaaaaambaaaa!!!!!

  • LakeShow

    He’s good at motivating, even in a suit.

  • LakeShow

    When will he strike??
    No one knows…
    But when he does, he will strike with the greatest powers humanity has EVER seen!!

  • Comment_System

    Keep sleeping on Scal, I guarantee he will be a great head coach in a decade.

  • danpowers

    nice to see that one of the greatest to ever play the game stays in the league

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Instant ring for the Bulls who needs D Rose

  • Brian Scalabrine

    and i look awfully good doing it

  • Marcos Garcia

    i honestly thought he was already in the staff! Lol

  • Ugh

    I so hope that was really Scal.

  • Ugh

    I think a more reasonable answer is that he knows a lot about being a good teammate – things you don’t know, therefore don’t understand.

  • postmaster

    anything for them high fives

  • http://twitter.com/VGotBars VTheGr8

    Lets go Bulls! I love this move for him good for him.

  • Roscoe

    This is like the day MJ retired… ~deep breath~

  • Alab

    at least he is doing what he does best… SIT