Christopher Paul “Chris” Mullin (born July 30, 1963) is a retired American basketball player and current head coach of the St. John’s Red Storm. He previously served as special advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager of the Golden State Warriors. He is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team (“The Dream Team”), and in 2011 for his individual career).
Mullin played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA from 1985 to 2001. After playing at St. John’s University, during which time he was named Big East Player of the Year three times and was a member of the 1984 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball team, Mullin was chosen as the seventh pick by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft. He returned to the Olympics in 1992 as a member of the “Dream Team”, which was the first American Olympic basketball team to include professional players.
He played with the Warriors from 1985–86 until the 1996–97 season. Thereafter, Mullin played with the Indiana Pacers from 1997 until the 1999–2000 season. He retired after the 2000–01 season, playing for his original team, the Warriors.
On March 30, 2015 he was named 20th head coach of the St. John’s University men’s basketball team, his alma mater.
Career highlights and awards
5× NBA All-Star (1989–1993)
All-NBA First Team (1992)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1989,1991)
All-NBA Third Team (1990)
No. 17 retired by the Golden State Warriors
John R. Wooden Award (1985)
USBWA Player of the Year (1985)
UPI College Player of the Year (1985)
Consensus first-team All-American (1985)
Consensus second-team All-American (1984)
Third-team All-American – UPI (1983)
3× Big East Player of the Year (1983–1985)
3× Haggerty Award winner (1983–1985)