Pippen back as Bulls ambassador

CHICAGO -- Scottie Pippen is back with the Chicago Bulls.

The former Bulls star re-joined the organization on Thursday as an ambassador who will attend Bulls games and spend time with fans and sponsors.

"It's great to be back with the organization," Pippen said. "To be part of the Bulls family again means a lot to me. I am really looking forward to being more involved in the community and working with kids. That is an area in which you can never do enough."

Pippen won six NBA titles during his 12-year Bulls career and was a seven-time All-Star. He will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Aug. 13 in Springfield, Mass.

"We are pleased to welcome Scottie Pippen back into the Bulls family," Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. "Scottie is obviously one of the greatest and most popular Bulls players of all time, and we are so proud of his accomplishments and his upcoming induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame."

Pippen will also write a monthly column on the team's website and make appearances on BullsTV.