Chris Mullin Rumors
Rick Barry went out of his way to warn Warriors fans against jeering Joe Lacob during a 2012 ceremony honoring Chris Mullin, and the Dubs legend recently went into detail about that incident. Barry replied emphatically when asked on KNBR if he truly thought Lacob, the new majority owner, was special as he grabbed the microphone amid boos based on Golden State trading Monte Ellis. “Well, I really believed that he was doing the right things and he was bringing in the right people and he was willing to spend his money and do the things that weren’t being done previously with the franchise, “Barry told KNBR’s Gary & Larry program Tuesday. “And it all paid off. I mean he brought in great people.”
Would you be surprised to learn that Hall of Fame forward Dennis Rodman once again said some crazy stuff about the modern NBA? On Tuesday’s “Reiter Than You” on CBS Sports, Rodman asserted that the Run TMC Golden State Warriors were better than today’s team led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. You can watch for yourself above. “Guess what, remember that [Run TMC], what they called it, Golden State back in the day?” Rodman said. “They was way better then. They were scoring like 130 points a game back then. They was way better then than now.”
Surrounded by a sea of yellow “We Believe” T-shirts and placards, Davis’ dunk became the lasting image of that run. A more tantalizing one, though, never made it out of Mullin’s dreams: Davis and Jackson joined by Kevin Garnett—yes, that Kevin Garnett, still in his prime—to take the step the We Believers had left untaken. “It was basically done,” Mullin says. “I was doing an extension with [agent] Andy Miller on Kevin Garnett’s deal. KG liked Baron enough, and we had talked enough. He said, ‘Yo, I’ll do it.'” A 2007 draft-night three-team deal with the Timberwolves and Charlotte (then the Bobcats) would’ve sent Garnett to the Warriors, Richardson to the Bobcats and picks and talent to the Timberwolves. It fell apart, Mullin says, when then-Warriors owner Chris Cohan dragged his feet and ultimately said no.
Now all that’s missing on the St. John’s coaching staff for the full “Run TMC” reunion is Tim Hardaway. Mitch Richmond will fill the vacant assistant coaching spot under head coach Chris Mullin, the school announced Thursday. Richmond served as a special advisor for the Johnnies last season. Richmond and Mullin played together for three years on the Golden State Warriors, part of a high-scoring trio that also included Hardaway.
Colangelo: I called a meeting in Chicago of former Olympic coaches going back to 1960; only two were unable to make it. So we had a great array of former coaches and Olympian basketball players going way back and current, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Jerry West, I could go on and on. Tooley: Michael Jordan was there, Dean Smith, John Thompson, Lenny Wilkins, Larry Bird was there as a player, [Clyde] Drexler, Chris Mullin. Ford: Jerry West spoke very emotionally about how important [USA Basketball was to him]. He said, “The only jersey that gets hung in my house is my USA jersey. I couldn’t wait to go over and play the Russians.”