"Derrick Rose is back to dishing it out again. Except this time, he's giving an assist to a well-known, Chicago-based pizza establishment," according to ESPN.

"Deep dish pizza company Giordano's will announce on Thursday that the Chicago Bulls point guard has become an equity partner in the restaurant franchise.   

 "The pizza business is a cash flow machine; we just have to make it grow," said Richard Levy, managing partner of Victory Park Capital Advisors, which bought the stalwart Chicago brand last year.

So Giordano's, which is looking to branch out from the Chicagoland area, will lean on Rose to give it a boost as it moves outside of its comfort base.

The brand, famous for its two layers of dough surrounding its stuffed pie, has 43 restaurants, only three of which are outside the state of Illinois."

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