From the court, to the front office, to the broadcast booth, and now back to the front office.
Former Golden State Warriors General Manager Chris Mullin will join the Sacramento Kings in a front office role, according to Mark Stein of ESPN.
Mullin will “expand upon his previous senior advisory role in support of new general manager Pete D’Alessandro and majority owner Vivek Ranadive,” Stein reports. Mullin has already been helping D’Alessandro with decisions following the departure of Geoff Petrie, the former Kings’ president and GM.
Mullin served as the executive vice president of basketball operations of the Warriors from 2004-2009 after a 16-year Hall of Fame career in the NBA, in which he spent 13 seasons with the Warriors. He averaged 18.2 points per game during his career, shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.
His track record in the front office, however, is rather shaky. He has made some good decisions, like trading for Baron Davis and drafting Monta Ellis, but has also made some head-scratchers, such as signing Corey Maggette and trading Jason Richardson.
The Kings underwent an ownership change over the offseason, with the Maloof brothers selling the team to Ranadive and his group of investors. Ranadive has been working to rebuild the Kings’ front office, hiring a new head coach in Mike Malone and a new GM in D’Alessandro. Now, he has the help of an experienced consultant in Chris Mullin