St. John’s has hired arguably the greatest player in the history of its program to lead its team from the bench.
Chris Mullin has agreed to become the Red Storm’s new head coach.
Mullin won Big East Player of the Year honors three times while in Queens after winning New York State’s “Mr. Basketball” as a high school student in Brooklyn. He led St. John’s to its second Final Four appearance in 1985. After a career that included two Olympic Gold medals and sixteen years–five of them as an All Star–playing for the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers, Mullin won election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Mullin takes over a 21-12 team from departing coach Steve Lavin.