"My next step is to retire," he says. "Enjoy life a little bit. I've been working hard for quite some time, a lot harder than a lot of superstars in this game. I've put in a lot of off-season hours to continue to get better. It wasn't just, I was the star. I've always had to work, and it has paid off."
The plan is to take some time off, maybe think about scouting or buying a piece of a team. "I might just go sail the seas," he says, and that is the classic Pippen scenario: Stock up, take Larsa's hand and go. Leave the past behind. Move on. Move on, and don't bother looking back.