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September 10, 2013
Kings introduce new adviser Chris Mullin

The Kings introduced Naismith Hall of Fame player Chris Mullin as adviser to owner and chairman Vivek Ranadive on Tuesday morning.

The Kings approached Mullin about joining the organization in some capacity in June. Ranadive said Mullin's role would be similar to the role Hall of Famer Jerry West has with the Golden State Warriors as an adviser to ownership.

"Chris has been helping me throughout this process," Ranadive said. "I was finally able to twist his arm and convince him to become a full-fledged member of this organization."

Ranadive said Mullin would advise him in all aspects of the operation including basketball, business and the Kings new arena.

Mullin, 50, was in the Kings war room for the NBA Draft and was in Las Vegas for NBA summer league but did not have a defined job title.

Mullin said he had to take care of some personal matters before accepting his position but said it was an "easy decision" to join the Kings.

"I did take my time," Mullin said. "I took this summer and chipped in, and I think as Vivek was analyzing me to see if I fit into this organization I was doing the same thing. And with each day that passed, each hour that passed, it was the perfect fit."

Mullin, 50, served as executive vice president of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors from 2004-09 and spent the last three seasons working as an analyst for ESPN.

Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro served as assistant general manager under Mullin with the Warriors.

Mullin was the seventh overall selection in the 1985 NBA Draft by Golden State and played for the Warriors from 1985-97 before being dealt the Indiana Pacers. Mullin finished his career with the Warriors in the 2000-01 season.

Mullin was a five-time All-Star, an All-NBA First Team selection in 1992 and twice a member of U.S. Olympic teams that won gold medals (1984, 1992).

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