The Sacramento Kings hired former Warriors star Chris Mullin as an adviser to owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D'Alessandro.

Thursday's announcement makes Mullin's role with the NBA team official. He's been advising Ranadive since the Silicon Valley software magnate bought the team in May.

"I couldn't be more excited about joining the Kings and playing a part in making this team a winner again," said Mullin, who was the Warriors G.M. from 2004-09.

Mullin, 50, was a five-time NBA All-Star with Golden State, a member of the U.S.'s Olympic 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," Ranadive said.

D'Alessandro worked under Mullin in the Warriors' front office.

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