Hunter gets new job with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have given former guard Lindsey Hunter a new

role, hiring him as player development assistant after waiving him

earlier in the week.

Hunter basically served as a mentor for the younger players

during his 1 1/2 seasons with the Bulls, particularly All-Star

Derrick Rose, and rarely got into games. He spent nearly 17 years

in the NBA, winning championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in

2002 and Detroit Pistons in 2004, and was the league’s oldest

player at 39 when the Bulls waived him on Wednesday.

In a statement Friday, Hunter says the move is “a natural

progression” that he hopes will help the team in the short term

and in the future.