Pippen: Rose making great strides

Updated: April 16, 2010, 2:13 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Scottie Pippen believes that Derrick Rose has taken over the torch for the Chicago Bulls franchise.

"Yeah, I think so," he said. "He's definitely shown this season that he's willing to step up, being an All-Star, making plays down the stretch of the game. Those are great strides. And he's definitely been able to do a lot of growing this season and learn a lot more about what he can do on the basketball court."

The recently elected Hall of Famer was in attendance ...

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