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Report: Chris Mullin offered job as consultant with Kings

Jun 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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The book is obviously still out on what kind of owner Vivek Ranadive will be for the Kings, but we do know this: The man is willing to write some nice sized checks.

He got Pete D’Alessandro away from Denver as a general manager because he was willing to write a bigger check than the Kroenke family. Now it looks like he could be giving his new GM some consulting help.

The Kings have offered Hall of Fame player and former league GM Chris Mullin a consulting job, reports the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings have offered Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame player and former Golden State Warriors executive Chris Mullin a role as a consultant, The Bee learned Sunday.

Sources said Mullin likely will accept. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the offer.

This is another Golden State connection for Radadive (who was a minority Warriors owner but had to sell that share to buy the Kings) — Mullin was the lead executive with Golden State under their old ownership for five years. He was eventually pushed out in a power struggle with Don Nelson.

The Kings have already hired Mike Malone as coach, the former Warriors assistant.

The Kings have some nice pieces but a lot of questions this summer, such as what to do with Tyreke Evans? And how can they get the most out of the talented but up and down DeMarcus Cousins? D’Alessandro was reportedly very confident in his plans during his interview, that is why he has the job. Now he may have a quality consultant to bounce things off of as well.

  1. fanofevilempire - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    looks like the new ownership isn’t playing around, good, there is no
    excuse for having a losing professional sport team.

  2. ryanrockzzz - Jun 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Unless your the Sixers… They have pleanty of awful excuses for being the most inept franchise in the league…and yes that includes Charlotte/Cleveland (who have much more upside). Good for SAC, I’m glad the Maloofs are gone and the new ownership appears to be taking steps to build the team a winner again.

    • dangernearing - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      No excuses, life just isn’t fair

    • topdawg4ever - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      The Kings have suffered by having the Maloofs as their owners. I think they were actually trying to de-value the Kings so they could deal them to Seattle or take a loss on them.

      Now it looks like they have an owner who actually wants to build a competitive team. Mullin would be a great start. His basketball IQ is off the charts.

  3. jackrabbit56 - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Will the Kings ever figur out what the hell to do with Jimmer Fredette?

    • topdawg4ever - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      I don’t know- is he a bust or is there hope for the kid? His stats are hardly impressive…

      7.2 PPG?

  4. mp4philly - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    This will be a monumental loss to the broadcasting industry. He’s gold on TV.

    • topdawg4ever - Jun 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      True. I loved listening to him. Way better that Cweb.

  5. starvingardens - Jun 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Man… As a Warriors fan I can’t help but love this move if it truly happens. How can you hate the Kings now? Great owner, great GM, Great head coach. And possibly a great consultant. My love for the NorCal just grew. Warriors 1A, Kings 1B. And I can’t wait for this series every year.

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