Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 11:30 am  |  20 responses

Report: Chris Mullin and the Warriors Will Part Ways

by Marcel Mutoni

It’s no secret that things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for Chris Mullin and the Warriors. The product on the floor is awful, and things are even worse in the front office. In other words, changes are a-coming.

And those changes include Mullin no longer working for the Warriors after this season, according to the local media.

From the Mercury News:

A few weeks ago, I was thinking there was something like a 5% chance of Mullin returning to the Warriors for 2009-2010 just ’cause nobody was truly absolutely ruling out, so you give them wiggle room. Not any more, though. Now… from the conversations I’ve had with league sources who know the situation, it’s clear that there is basically 0% chance of Mullin returning to the Warriors once his contract runs out in June.

In the past, I’ve heard assumptions that Rowell wanted Mullin out, but around the league, executives heard nothing definitive. No hard word from the Warriors that Mullin for sure was done. But now…Rowell and Co. aren’t trying to hide the decision. Mullin is out. Warriors management is not even considering bringing him back. Mullin gives no indication that there’s a clear path to bring him back, if that was a possibility.

Rowell and Chris Cohan are eyeing assistant GM Larry Riley or perhaps someone else, obviously with Don Nelson very much involved.

As the report points, with the power structure in Oakland being what it is, Mullin (who’s had very little say in the way the team has conducted its business of late) probably wouldn’t even want to return anyway.

Time to ride off into the sunset, Mully. You’ll always have the 2007 Playoffs.

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    lolz. I seen this comming.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Don Nelson has 9 lives.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Sad to see it had to come to this. Good luck to Mully. I know he’ll be a great manager elsewhere.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    They look so damn happy in that picture. Nelly’s probably drunk though…

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Strange days out here in the bay. That’s why I became a 100 percent Laker fan the day their dumb asses traded Mitch Richmond, and later on C-Webb. My 50/50 allegiance died completely. Burn Warriors burn!!!!

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    This just released…..

    “Just because you were a great basketball player in the day doesn’t mean you can be a good GM,”"

    Kevin McHale

  • donlaker

    did corey maggette’s ball hoggin drive you crazy also, mullin let your hair down…and take a vacation from nellie,jamal crawford, and tell steve jackson i said was up…..

  • J

    Please stop taking TK’s stupid blog for “news”. Its littered with his own propaganda. I mean, look at his percentages he “calculated”. They’re basically going to let Mullins contract run out and it was quite obvious from this past summer that Rowell wasn’t going to renew him.

  • Sean G.

    expect him to join the Nets office in some way shape or form. He and Kiki are friends and has mentioned that it would be a good fit for Mullin in the past. Rod Thorn will retire eventually, leaving Kiki to take his place, and Mullin to take Kiki’s place. boom.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    /Submits application and resume.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Also, have you ever seen Mullin donlaker? I think its physically impossible for him to “let his hair down” that dude’s had a millitary-grade flat top for like 35 years!

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    I dont see how Don Nelson gets around all these feuds and is still there as head coach…..

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I’ve really really really had it with Don Nelson. Mully will get another job and do just fine.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    They should replace Mullin with Tim Hardaway and institute a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

  • I am the walrus

    I don’t understand how Nellie has kept his job???

  • http://www.twitter.com/kevinchung Kevin

    its utterly insane that in this mess, Nelson outlived Mullin.. w t f

  • rock lob

    aw hell nah. nellie is immortal!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    /Re-submits application and resume.

  • chintao

    Teams that should be put into receivership to save them from their retarded owners: Knicks; Clippers; Kings; Sonics (now known as Thunder); Bobcats; Wolves; Pacers.

  • kedar

    mullin’s the reason they were good the in 07 and 08. he made all the acquisitions that made that team amazing. i say we get rid of the rest of the idiots-cohan, nelson, rowell- and keep mullin instead. that way the team would finally be focused less on personal egos and more on what they’re supposed to be doing, winning.