HoopsHype Chris Mullin rumors

September 11, 2013 Updates

Mullin's hiring comes as no surprise. During his time as Warriors minority owner, Ranadive grew to like and admire the former star. He also liked the idea of including a high-profile NBA figure in his organization and has been seeking Mullin's input since he assumed control of the franchise. "I was looking for somebody who was iconic," Ranadive said, "and Chris is iconic. He represents what is great about basketball. Hard work. Teamwork. Excellence. He is part of the model." Sacramento Bee

There were poor drafts and trades and regrettable signings as well. GM's eventually plead guilty to all of the above. But Mullin also was victimized by Chris Cohan's dysfunctional ownership, Robert Rowell's back-room dealing, and the still-puzzling strain in his relationship with his mentor, Nelson. "I would say 34, 42, 48 wins," said Mullin. "We continued improving when I was there. I had some opportunities, some scenarios these last few years, but I always focused on who I'm joining up with as opposed to where it is, or what title it is. And there were no scenarios that came like this. It starts with the people. Knowing this market, and this area. Then looking to the future with the new arena. The vision is right there, on the horizon. This just seemed like a perfect fit." Sacramento Bee

September 10, 2013 Updates
September 5, 2013 Updates

The Sacramento Kings announced today the organization has added Chris Mullin as Advisor to the Chairman, according to Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "Chris Mullin is an incredible addition to our organization," said Ranadivé. "I have great respect for his accomplishments and understanding of the game. From day one, we have focused on making the Sacramento Kings a first-class franchise built for the 21st Century. Chris brings the experience, knowledge, and influence to help us achieve our ultimate goal—bringing a championship to the fans and city of Sacramento. As we prepare for the new season and a new era in Kings basketball, I'm really excited about the group of visionary leaders we've brought together." NBA.com

September 4, 2013 Updates

Chris Mullin is joining the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to sources familiar with the team's plans. Sources say that Mullin has been recruited by the Kings to expand upon his previous senior advisory role in support of new general manager Pete D'Alessandro and majority owner Vivek Ranadive. ESPN.com

July 13, 2013 Updates
July 2, 2013 Updates

Free agent point guard Jose Manuel Calderon will meet with the Kings today in Sacramento, agent Mark Bartelstein told HoopsHype. Owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro, head coach Mike Malone and Chris Mullin will be at the meeting with the Spanish guard, who returned to the United States yesterday. His stay in the country will be short as Calderon will be back in Spain in just a couple of days. HoopsHype

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The Kings are continuing to pursue former Pacers president Larry Bird, but a person briefed on Bird's plans told CBSSports.com on Friday that it would be surprising if Bird took the job. If the Kings were able to add a big name -- they've also spoken with Mike Dunleavy and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin -- it would be for the role of team president with the authority to hire a GM. Another possibility would be to hire a top basketball mind to serve in a role similar to Jerry West's advisory role with Golden State, where Ranadive was a minority owner before becoming the managing owner of the Kings. CBSSports.com

June 5, 2013 Updates

"Dan Patrick had a man crush on MJ from the time we started the interview. I was just messing with him," he tweeted. Later in the day, Malone called in to SportCenter and talked to fellow Dream Teamer Chris Mullin about speculation that he left Jordan out because he lost his only two finals appearances to Jordan's Bulls. "Anytime you start a starting five, you're going to leave someone out'" Malone said. "Michael Jordan without a doubt is on my starting five, I'm not a hater and I'm not bitter." Mullen asked Malone about his decision to coach the Jazz big men next season. "I will be starting out very slow," Malone said. "I will not be on the bench a lot, but we're going to ease into it. I do have a five-year plan, about what I would like to be doing, but I'm going to start out slow and get my feet wet." Deseret News

June 3, 2013 Updates

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