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Scottie Pippen holds nothing back once again, this time firing a major shot at his former head coach Phil Jackson.
Last week, Pippen spoke with GQ Magazine, and Monday morning, the former Chicago Bulls star appeared on The Dan Patrick Show. During his appearance, Pippen discussed his time playing for Jackson and accused his former head coach of being a racist.
Pippen’s comments came in response to a question about the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks, during which Jackson drew up a play for Toni Kukoc. Pippen refused to enter the game as a result, though Kukoc hit the game-winning shot, the Spun reports.
“By saying it was a racial move, then you’re calling Phil Jackson a racist…” Patrick said.
“I don’t have a problem with that,” Pippen responded. “Do you think Phil was?” Patrick asked. “Oh yeah,” Pippen said.
Pippen brought up some other examples from Jackson’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, which can be seen in the clip.
Jackson, 75, was the Bulls’ head coach from 1989-98 and went on to be the Lakers’ head coach from 1999-2004 and 2005-11.
Pippen played 17 NBA seasons, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.