Chicago Bulls hire Toni Kukoc in advisory role

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Toni Kukoc (left) of the Chicago Bulls tries to get past Adam Keefe (R) of the Utah Jazz during the 1998 NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. AFP FILE PHOTO

Toni Kukoc (left) of the Chicago Bulls tries to get past Adam Keefe (R) of the Utah Jazz during the 1998 NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. AFP FILE PHOTO

WASHINGTON: The Chicago Bulls announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that Toni Kukoc has been hired by the team as a special adviser to the team president.

Kukoc calls it “a thrill and an honor” to be back with the Bulls.

Kukoc spent 13 seasons in the NBA, of which seven in Chicago. He helped the Bulls win three championships in the 1990s and was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1996.

The Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond, meanwhile, announced that the team has signed free agent forward Marcus Landry.


Landry, 29, was undrafted after a four-year collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. He began his professional career with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in 2009. He also played for the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns in the D-League.

Last season, Landry played 49 games for CAI Zaragoza in Spain where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

The Utah Jazz also revealed that the team has signed free agent guard/forward Treveon Graham.

Graham, undrafted, completed his fourth season at Virginia Commonwealth in the spring, averaging 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

He was voted first team All-Atlantic 10 as a junior and senior and was No. 8 in conference scoring during his final year.

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