Executive Vice President Basketball Operations
Originally selected by the Warriors in the first round (#7 overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft, Mullin spent 13 of his 16 NBA seasons with Golden State, including the first 12 years of his career. The Brooklyn, NY, native was a five-time NBA All-Star, having been named to the Western Conference squad for five straight seasons from 1989-1993. In each of those five seasons, Mullin averaged 25-or-more points per game, joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in franchise history to average at least 25 points for five consecutive seasons.
Mullin, 40, currently ranks among the top-10 in 17 of the club’s all-time leader categories, including games played (1st, 807), scoring average (10th, 20.1), assists (4th, 3,146), steals (1st, 1,360), field goal percentage (T9th, .513), free throw percentage (2nd, .864) and points (4th, 16,235). Among Warriors franchise playoff leaders, he ranks 6th in points (685), 5th in steals (43), 4th in blocks (32), 2nd in three-point field goals (23), 4th in field goal percentage (.520) and 5th in free throw percentage (.861) in 33 playoff contests with Golden State.
In 1991-92, Mullin became the first Warriors player to be named All-NBA First Team since Rick Barry in 1975-76. That season, he ranked third in the NBA in scoring (25.6 ppg), while leading the league in minutes played (3,346). In 1990-91, was named All-NBA Second Team after ranking eighth in the league in scoring (25.7 ppg). No player in NBA history has posted a higher scoring average (25.7) coupled with higher field goal (.536) and free throw (.884) percentages than he recorded that season. Was a starter on the 1991 Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming the first Golden State player to start an All-Star game since Barry did so in 1978.
Prior to re-joining the Warriors for his final NBA season in 2000-01, Mullin spent three seasons with Indiana (1997-98 thru 1999-00), helping guide the Pacers to the 2000 NBA Finals. In 1998-99, he became the 50th player in NBA history to reach the 17,500-point plateau. Mullin concluded his 16-year NBA career sporting averages of 18.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 986 games.
Additionally, Chris was a member of the gold-medal winning USA Basketball Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, averaging 12.9 points in eight games. He also won a gold medal as a college player at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Mullin is one of just 12 players to ever win a pair of gold medals in Olympic basketball competition.
Prior to entering the NBA, Mullin was a two-time All-American and two-time Big East Conference Player of the Year at St. John’s University. As a senior in 1985, he won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s top college player and helped lead his team to the NCAA Final Four.
Mullin and his wife, Liz, live in Danville with their four children, Sean, Christopher, Liam and Kiera.