The essence of the question posed to Warriors coach Mark Jackson on Wednesday was fairly reasonable and undoubtedly one worthy of thought.

How does 29-year-old Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala compare, as a player, to former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen?

Jackson, having faced Pippen during their playing careers, paused before letting out a slight snicker. He cracked a joke about how Pippen grabbed and held opponents. Then the coach got serious.

"He's a Hall of Fame player," Jackson began. "Andre is still working on his resume to be even put in that class. I don't want to do Scottie a disservice.

"I'm thrilled to death to have Andre and the things he does on the basketball floor to put us in position to win. I love him as a player. You can see the similarities.

"But let's wait until (Iguodala) fills up his resume like Scottie has."

The Pippen-Iguodala comparison was raised in a lengthy feature of Iguodala posted on another web site (ESPN). Iguodala, raised in Illinois, was a Bulls fan as a youngster. And as much as he loved Michael Jordan, young Andre was particularly fascinated with Scottie.