Golden State promotes Mullin
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors on Thursday
announced that former star forward Chris Mullin will take over as the club’s
executive vice president of basketball operations.
In addition to Mullin’s promotion, Garry St. Jean was relieved of his duties
as general manager but is expected to remain with the organization.
“This is certainly an exciting day for the Golden State Warriors and our
fans,” Warriors president Robert Rowell said. “Chris Mullin has displayed the
same work ethic, determination and enthusiasm as an executive that helped him
earn the respect as one of the greatest players in Warriors history. Those
same attributes will allow him to thrive in this new position, where he will
lead our team from a basketball operations standpoint.”
Mullin made his return to Golden State as a special assistant under St. Jean
back in 2002-03. He will now attempt to around a franchise that has not
made the playoffs since the 1993-94 campaign.
The 39-year-old Mullin spent a stellar 16-year career in the NBA, including 13
seasons with the Warriors. Mullin will be responsible for providing assistance
to the entire basketball operations staff under his new position. Some of his
additional responsibilities include player development and evaluation.
Mullin was the No. 7 pick in the 1985 NBA Draft out of St. John’s and made
five All-Star appearances (1989-93).
“I look forward to the challenge of building a championship caliber basketball
team,” Mullin said. “I’ve spent 15 of my 18 NBA seasons as a player and
executive with this organization. It has played a major role in my development
as a player and a person, and I will do everything in my power to reward our
great fans with a basketball team that will ultimately compete in the upper
echelon of teams in this great league on a consistent basis.”
Before making a second stint with Golden State, Mullin played with the Indiana
Pacers for three years and was part of an NBA Finals run in 2000. For his
career, Mullin averaged 18.2 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Golden State finished with a 37-45 record in 2003-04.