Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer, has reportedly been offered vacant head coaching position at his alma mater, and sources say he is expected to accept it. (Photo courtesy of the New York Post)
If the rumors are true, Thomas Wolfe may be proven wrong.
St. John's University has apparently offered its vacant head coaching position to program legend Chris Mullin, and CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reports the 51-year-old Brooklyn native is expected to accept the offer.
Mullin does not have any head coaching experience, but possesses a resume that is known to everyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of basketball. After a career with the then-Redmen that saw him score 2,440 points, a record that has yet to be broken by any Red Storm player since his graduation in 1985, he then embarked on a 16-year NBA career with the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers, winning a gold medal on the original "Dream Team" in the 1992 Summer Olympics in between. Presently, Mullin is a consultant for the Sacramento Kings, and has spent time in the front office with the Warriors in the past, as well as a stint as an analyst with ESPN.
Should he indeed accept the offer to return to the place where his career took off, Mullin would replace Steve Lavin, who was not retained after five years with the Red Storm. In addition, St. John's only returns a handful of players for next season after reaching the NCAA Tournament with a senior-laden roster this year, and that does not include the uncertain future of sophomore point guard Rysheed Jordan or junior forward Chris Obekpa.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.