THE JORDAN WATCH: SCOTTIE'S ALL SMILES
Published March 17, 1995
During the halftime of last night's TBS NBA game, Craig Sager reported, "I met with Scottie Pippen privately this morning before practice and he was all smiles, indicating Jordan's return is inevitable. His representative said that Pippen's contract has not been altered, nor can it be until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, however teammate Larry Krystowiak says that Pippen's change is obvious" (TBS, 3/16)....Bulls Coach Phil Jackson said yesterday an announcement could come "within the next three or four days" and the delay has been because "it's not a done deal." Jordan avoided the throng outside of the Bulls' suburban Chicago practice facility and did not practice with the team (Melissa Isaacson, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/17).