The Chicago Bulls announced today that Ed Pinckney has been hired as an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff.  In accordance with club policy, terms of the contracts were not announced.

Pinckney, 47, spent last season as the television analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers.  Prior to that, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2009) and four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, Villanova University (2003-2007).  He also served as a member of the Miami Heat radio and television broadcasting team after his retirement in 1997.

A first-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in 1985, Pinckney spent 12 seasons in the NBA as a player with Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami.  As a collegian, he was one of the finest players in Villanova history.  He helped lead the Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA National Championship over Georgetown and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

Pinckney will join Ron Adams, Andy Greer, Adrian Griffin and Rick Brunson on Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff.