Chris Mullin has officially joined the Kings front office, the team announced today in a press release, naming the Hall-of-Famer advisor to the chairman. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported yesterday that the Kings would be hiring Mullin in a formal capacity.
"It isn't everyday that a franchise has the opportunity to add an individual of Chris' caliber and reputation," GM Pete D'Alessandro said in a statement. "His passion for the game, unflagging work ethic and will to win, ever-present characteristics which helped define him as one of the NBA's premier players for nearly 20 years, will have a contagious effect on our entire organization."
Mullin becomes the latest in a line of ex-Warriors to join the Kings over the last several months. Vivek Ranadive, the Kings' owner and chairman, previously held a minority stake in the Warriors, while head coach Michael Malone was formerly an assistant in Golden State. As for D'Alessandro, it was Mullin who initially hired him as a Warriors executive in 2004.
According to the Kings' press release, Mullin will take on a number of responsibilities relating to basketball operations. He is expected to advise both Ranadive and D'Alessandro "regarding player transactions and apprising front office and coaching personnel of the team's collegiate and professional scouting efforts."