The Big Lead reported in September that Scottie Pippen would be joining ESPN as an NBA analyst, but we’re a few weeks into the season and Pippen has yet to appear on-air. According to a highly placed source with knowledge of ESPN, Pippen’s start date with the network is expected be Dec. 2 on an episode of The Jump, broadcast in Chicago before a game between the Bulls and Cavaliers.
The source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, said that although ESPN issued a press release confirming Pippen was joining their coverage, he has yet to complete the necessary paperwork. Pippen has been in Dubai this week.
Pippen and his wife, Larsa, have been in the news regarding a very public divorce. Earlier this month TMZ reported it was getting messy, but last week Scottie and Larsa were together to celebrate the birthday of one of their children.
News of Scottie and Larsa’s divorce broke in late October, right before the NBA season started. In the days that followed, two 911 calls were made public. No allegations of physical violence were made on the calls.
An ESPN spokesperson declined to comment for this story.
UPDATE (12/5): This debut did not happen on Friday as expected, as Pippen still did not have his paperwork completed.