Horace Grant named Special Advisor to President & COO
(CHICAGO) – The Chicago Bulls announced today that Horace Grant has been named Special Advisor to President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf.
“Horace is an incredible ambassador for the game of basketball. His ability to engage an audience, whether he is in a boardroom or a community center, will be invaluable to me and everyone at the Bulls as we continuously look for ways to grow our relationships with fans, corporate partners, and civic groups,” said Michael Reinsdorf. “Every time we are together, he always has fantastic stories about his days with the Bulls, but he is also eager to share about his life today with his family and his travels with the NBA. Horace will bring a terrific energy to his role at the Bulls.”
“The Chicago Bulls have always had a special place in my heart and it means so much to be part of the family again,” said Horace Grant. “The team has given me memories that will last a lifetime and I am looking forward to creating even more in this new role. Serving as an NBA Goodwill Ambassador for the last six years has provided me with the opportunity to serve as a liaison between the league, fans and players, and I am excited to bring that experience and knowledge to the Bulls.”
A 17-year veteran of the NBA, Grant spent seven seasons playing for the Chicago Bulls (1987-94). Originally selected by the Bulls with the 10th pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft, he played a key role in the team’s first Threepeat Championship run (1991-93); he also earned a fourth NBA title in 2001 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an NBA All-Star in 1994 and earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 1993 and 1994. Overall, he appeared in 546 games with Chicago and averaged 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.08 steals and 1.06 blocks; he also shot .530 from the floor with the Bulls. He ranks second in team annals for offensive rebounds, fourth in field goal percentage, sixth in steals and blocks, seventh in total rebounds, seventh in defensive boards, eighth in minutes played, 11th in games played and field goals made, and 12th in points.
As an NBA Goodwill Ambassador, Grant has appeared on behalf of the league more than 85 times in 14 countries, including China, Brazil, Spain, Mozambique, and the Philippines. He will continue to work with the NBA and represent the league internationally.
Grant joins Scottie Pippen and Toni Kukoc as Special Advisors to the President & COO. His new role begins in October 2016.