Chris Mullin to Work in the Sacramento Kings Front-Office

by September 04, 2013

The Kings are set to hire NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin — according to Mullin’s current employer ESPN, Mullin will leave his  TV gig, and take a front-office job in Sac Town: “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. D’Alessandro broke into NBA management under Mullin when the Hall of Famer was running the Golden State Warriors’ basketball operations from 2004-09, and he has been using Mullin’s input on personnel moves since succeeding longtime Kings personnel boss Geoff Petrie in June. Ranadive, meanwhile, was a minority owner of the Warriors before emerging this past spring as the head of a consortium that won the battle with Chris Hansen’s group in Seattle to buy the Kings from the Maloof family and keep the franchise in Sacramento. When Ranadive hired D’Alessandro, he credited Mullin’s strong recommendation as a key factor, saying: ‘[Mullin] told me Pete’s the smartest guy out there.'”