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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
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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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Three summers ago, the Nuggets took a chance on "Who"? Well, with Masai Ujiri gone, it could happen again. Pete D'Alessandro is not a common name for basketball fans, but he was the right-hand man for Ujiri, the previous Nuggets general manager. Now he is considered a candidate to replace Ujiri. "He's the ideal guy," NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, who worked with him at Golden State, said by phone Saturday. "He's got the experience now and he's the whole package. He's like one of the players that you don't see coming, like (the Pacers') Paul George, a star in the making. He knows his strengths, he empowers people around him. I loved working with him." Denver Post

Pete D'Alessandro is not a common name for basketball fans, but he was the right-hand man for Ujiri, the previous Nuggets general manager. Now he is considered a candidate to replace Ujiri. "He's the ideal guy," NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, who worked with him at Golden State, said by phone Saturday. "He's got the experience now and he's the whole package. He's like one of the players that you don't see coming, like (the Pacers') Paul George, a star in the making. He knows his strengths, he empowers people around him. I loved working with him." Denver Post

We talked about Mike D'Antoni, why Howard hasn't committed to the Lakers and his plans to work with former NBA sharpshooter Chris Mullin. We also chatted about his desire to make movies. "Maybe 'Kazaam II'," he joked in reference to Shaq's bomb. "Actually I'm working right now on some stuff with Disney." "Do they have a Disney studio in Houston?" I asked. "Time to shoot free throws," said Howard. Los Angeles Times

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