09/07/2012 12:21 pm ET

Derrick Rose, Giordano's Pizza Announce New Partnership

The NBA's youngest-ever MVP will hold a new, cheesy title, per a Thursday announcement.

Chicago Bulls star player Derrick Rose will be the new spokesman for Giordano's Pizza, the iconic Chicago-based deep-dish pizza company's first nationally-recognized celebrity spokesperson, the Chicago Tribune reports.

"I've grown up with my family eating Giordano's pizza," Rose, who is also newly an equity partner of the chain, said in a press release announcing the partnership.

Rose also is reportedly working on developing his own "signature pizza" for the chain that will be introduced in the near future, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

"I’m actually pretty good in the kitchen," Rose, who is currently recovering from a torn ACL, said.

Giordano's, founded in 1974, has 40 locations in the Chicago area and also ships its pies nationwide.