The Sacramento Kings have hired Hall of Famer and ex-Warriors star Chris Mullin as an adviser to owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D'Alessandro.
The announcement Thursday makes Mullin's role with the team official.
The 50-year-old Mullin has been advising Ranadive since the Silicon Valley software magnate bought the team in May, including scouting ahead of the NBA draft. Ranadive also said he had sought Mullin's advice before hiring D'Alessandro, who worked under Mullin in Golden State's front office.
Mullin was the general manager of the Warriors from 2004-09. He was a five-time All-Star with Golden State, a member of the USA's gold-medal winning "Dream Team" in 1992 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
"Chris Mullin is an incredible addition to our organization," said Ranadivé. "I have great respect for his accomplishments and understanding of the game. From day one, we have focused on making the Sacramento Kings a first-class franchise built for the 21st Century. Chris brings the experience, knowledge, and influence to help us achieve our ultimate goal -- bringing a championship to the fans and city of Sacramento. As we prepare for the new season and a new era in Kings basketball, I'm really excited about the group of visionary leaders we've brought together."
"It isn't everyday that a franchise has the opportunity to add an individual of Chris' caliber and reputation," said D'Alessandro. "His passion for the game, unflagging work ethic and will to win, ever-present characteristics which helped define him as one of the NBA's premier players for nearly 20 years, will have a contagious effect on our entire organization," said D'Alessandro.
"I couldn't be more excited about joining the Kings and playing a part in making this team a winner again," said Mullin. "I'm especially grateful for the unique opportunity to work in close proximity with a world-class ownership group led by Vivek Ranadivé and the talented group of individuals assembled in our front office."