August 17, 2015 - The Chicago Bulls announced today that Toni Kukoc has been named Special Advisor to the President and COO of the team.
“You only have to be around Toni for a few minutes to appreciate his personality, passion, and professionalism and recognize the contributions he will make to our team in his new role,” said President & COO Michael Reinsdorf. “Toni will work across the organization and his duties will be wide-ranging. He will bring valuable perspective that comes with experience to many areas, whether it is relating to the international players on our team or sharing what it means to be a Chicago Bull when talking to partners and fans. Toni will be a strong representative of both the team’s legacy and its future.”
“It is a thrill and an honor to again be a part of the team that helped define my basketball career here in the United States and in Chicago,” said Toni Kukoc. “The Bulls have become my extended family, and I am really looking forward to the future and being a Bull for life.”
Kukoc joins Scottie Pippen as a Special Advisor to the President. Pippen has served in this role since October 31, 2012.
A veteran of 13 seasons in the NBA, Kukoc played seven seasons with the Chicago Bulls. As a member of the Bulls, he was named the 1995-96 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and a member of three NBA championship teams (1996-98). Kukoc also earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors after the 1993-94 season. In 1992, he led the Croatian Men’s National Team to a silver medal in the summer Olympics in Barcelona.