Chris Mullin: ‘I Would Think Donnie Walsh Will Work Again’

by August 16, 2011

Chris Mullin has expressed interest in working in the front-office of an NBA team again one day in the future, and the newly minted Hall-of-Famer hopes that former Knicks president Donnie Walsh will join him. From the NY Daily News: “For two years Mullin was Walsh’s choice to succeed him with the Knicks, but Garden chairman James Dolan refused to sign off on hiring Mullin as a GM. In June, Walsh stepped down as Knicks president but Mullin, who played for Walsh with the Indiana Pacers, doesn’t think his old boss is ready for retirement. ‘He’s as good as anyone,’ Mullin said. ‘I think it’s just a matter of if he wants to do it. And what I know of Donnie, he’s a worker. He likes to work. That’s part of his makeup. I haven’t talked to him about it but if you asked me I would think (Walsh will work again).’ … When asked Monday if the Knicks will miss Walsh, Mullin replied: ‘No question. You got that right.’ Mullin also addressed questions about Walsh’s health. Walsh had three surgeries in three years with the Knicks, including a hip replacement last November. Walsh was upset over whispers that he was in declining health. ‘He’s getting healthy,’ Mullin said. ‘He was never as bad as people let on.'”