A familiar face is back in the Bulls organization.
The Bulls announced on Wednesday they have named Horace Grant 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,” Reinsdorf said in a press release. “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.”
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Grant spent seven seasons with the Bulls (1987-1994) during his 17-year NBA career. Grant was part of the Bulls first three-peat (1991-93) and earned another NBA championship ring as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers (2001).
“The Chicago Bulls have always had a special place in my heart and it means so much to be part of the family again,” Grant said in a press release. “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.”
Grant has served as an NBA Goodwill Ambassador the last six years. Grant's new role with the Bulls will begin in Oct. 2016 when he joins Scott Pippen and Toni Kukoc as Special Advisors to the President and COO.
Grant also stopped by Comcast SportsNet. See what he had to say on SportsTalk Live in the video above and on SportsNet Central in the video below.