Sep 16, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls former player Scottie Pippen looks on as Tiger Woods (not pictured) tees off on the 10th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks eye Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper

As New York Knicks president Phil Jackson attempts to rebuild the Knicks organization into a winning franchise, his first order of business is to surround himself with his people.

That likely means quite a few former Chicago Bulls.

Feb 9, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Chicago Bulls former player Scottie Pippen waits for the game to start between the Arizona Wildcats and the Oregon State Beavers before the first half at McKale Center. Arizona won 76-54. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It’s already being rumored that one of Jackson’s former Bulls’ players Steve Kerr is the frontrunner to land the Knicks vacant coaching gig and he may not be the only one as it looks like plenty of other Bulls from the 1990’s could be on their way.

According to Newsday’s Al Iannazzone, the Knicks are looking at Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper, Bill Cartwright and others to help Phil Jackson revive the team.

It’s unclear right now what role any of the former Bulls would serve, but all signs indicate that they would all be interested.

Harper, who played for Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles, told Marc Berman of the New York Post that he expects to interview for a position:

“I would expect so…A few guys are expecting to hear from (Jackson),” said Harper. “We’re in a wait-and-see mode. Whatever he needs me to do, I will do. He knows that.”

I also reported earlier in the week that former Jackson assistant coach Jim Cleamons is expected to join the organization is some capacity.

The main goal to run a successful basketball organization is to surround yourself with good basketball minds from the top to the bottom.

It’s not necessarily a horrible decision to bring all of these ex-Bulls aboard.

The main goal is to win in New York and these guys knew how to do that.

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