When Jerry Reinsdorf enters the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday in Springfield, Mass., the Bulls chairman will have two other dynasty-era principals ready to welcome him. Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen will serve the ceremonial role of Reinsdorf's presenters, according to a list released by the organization on Tuesday. Presenters must be Hall of Fame inductees and stand on stage as the newly enshrined makes his or her speech. Pippen, whose all-around talents served as the ultimate complement to Michael Jordan, entered the Hall in 2010. Jackson, who coached the Bulls to six championships in the 1990s, is a Class of 2007 member. Reinsdorf, who is being honored as a contributor, is part of a star-studded class that includes Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Tom Izzo and Sheryl Swoopes.
Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen will present Jerry Reinsdorf at Hall of Fame
Chicago Tribune | Sep 7