Chris Mullin expected to accept head coaching job at St. John’s

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Updated: March 29, 2015
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Former St. John’s star and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin has been offered the Red Storm’s head coaching job, and he’s expected to accept, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Steve Lavin was fired from St. John’s on Friday, after spending five years leading the program. Mullin’s name immediately came up as a potential candidate to replace Lavin, as he was an All-American while playing with the Red Storm from 1981 to 1985.

Mullin currently serves as an adviser for the Sacramento Kings, and was the general manager of the Golden State Warriors — who he played with for 12 of his 16 seasons in the NBA —  from 2004 to 2009.

He was a five-time NBA All-Star with Golden State, and also played on the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team” that featured Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and company.

Even though he has quite the resume, he has never been a head coach. It will be a new role for him to take on, and St. John’s has been a tough place to win. They’ve only had two NCAA Tournament appearances (2011 and 2015) in the last 13 years, and they haven’t gotten out of the first round of the tournament since 2000.

According to Rothstein, unless there’s some type of last-minute snag, St. John’s is hoping to have a press conference to make the official announcement on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

 

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Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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