On the eve of March Madness, ESPN ran a ranking of 2019 NCAA tournament coaches as players. Funny enough, Golden State Warrior legend and current St. John’s University coach Chris Mullin came out as #1 on the list!
While longtime fans and die-hards may be well familiar with the sweet shooting lefty drafted by the Warriors in 1985, newer fans may be unaware of Mullin’s greatness outside of a casual knowledge of “Run TMC”. But Mullin was far more than just a star in the famed trio along with Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond.
- He was a five time All-Star and member of the original 1992 Dream Team.
- In 1992 he was selected to the First All-NBA Team, alongside Michael Jordan
- He’s been inducted into both the college and professional Hall-of Fames.
- This dude averaged at least 25 PPG and 5 RPG for five straight seasons as a Warrior, something that hasn’t been by any other Dub since Wilt Chamberlain!
GSoM was inspired to create a retrospective video in Mullin’s honor to remind old-school fans of his lofty place among his contemporaries, in addition to introducing our newer fans to a true legend of Golden State. There’s a reason his jersey hangs today in Oracle Arena!
Our YouTube feature even finds evidence that Chris Mullin was a top three wing player during his Dream Team peak, at least according to Olympic coach Chuck Daly. If not for a series of unfortunate injuries, who knows the heights Mullin could have scaled?
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