CHICAGO -- Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser to the team president.

Kukoc helped the Bulls win three championships. President Michael Reinsdorf says Kukoc's duties will be "wide-ranging," from relating to international players to talking to business partners and fans.

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

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Kukoc spent 13 seasons in the NBA -- seven in Chicago. He played on the Bulls' second championship three-peat in the 1990s and was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 1996.

The Bulls announced the hiring Monday. Former teammate Scottie Pippen has been in a similar role since 2012.