OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Chris Mullin, the all-time leader in games played, Tuesday was named as a special assistant in the front office of the Golden State Warriors. He will report to the team's Chief Operating Officer, Robert Rowell.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Chris Mullin back where he belongs -- in the Warriors organization," Rowell said. "This is a great opportunity for us to capitalize on his basketball knowledge and for Chris to learn about the business of basketball from a different perspective."
In his new role, Mullin, 39, who is also the franchise's fourth all-time leading scorer, will provide assistance to the entire basketball operations staff, including General Manager Garry St. Jean and Coach Eric Musselman. Additionally, Mullin's expertise will be utilized in player development and evaluation.
"I'm really looking forward to this opportunity," Mullin said. "My heart has always been with this organization and its great fans. I'm very anxious to get to work and help this young team and franchise as we enter a new era."
A first-round pick of Golden State in 1985, Mullin spent 13 of his 16 NBA seasons with the Warriors. He averaged a career-high 26.5 points per contest during the 1988-89 season, the first of five consecutive campaigns in which he averaged 25 or more points, a feat matched by only Wilt Chamberlain in franchise history.
The five-time All-Star ranks first in franchise history in games (807), second in free-throw percentage (86.4), fourth in points (16,235), and 10th in scoring average (20.1).
He also spent three seasons with the Indiana Pacers and helped them reach the NBA Finals in 2000.