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 “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.”