View Full Version : Warriors cut ties with Chris Mullin

05-11-2009, 09:53 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)—The Golden State Warriors finally cut ties with top basketball executive Chris Mullin on Monday, nearly a year after the former star player apparently lost his authority to run the troubled franchise.

Mullin, the Warriors’ executive vice president of basketball operations, will be replaced by Larry Riley, a longtime assistant to coach Don Nelson.

Riley, an assistant general manager since last November, was promoted to general manager in a statement by team president Robert Rowell, whose rise in the Warriors’ power structure mirrored Mullin’s fall in recent years.

“It’s never an easy decision to make a change,” said Rowell, who publicly disagreed with Mullin on two important decisions last year. “This case is compounded by the fact it involves Chris Mullin—someone who has provided Bay Area fans with many great memories over the years, as both a player and executive. He’s a class individual who will always be remembered for his accomplishments with the Warriors organization.”

Not sure if it really means a whole lot, but how Chris Mullin loses his job, when Don Nelson keeps his is beyond me.

05-11-2009, 10:11 PM
one of my favorite players but the warriors just cant seem to figure out where they want to go. could have a good young frontcourt with b. wright and andris though.

05-11-2009, 10:36 PM
oh well

05-11-2009, 10:50 PM
stupid move IMO

05-11-2009, 10:55 PM
stupid stupid stupid i hate :guns:rowell stupid stupid stupid:mad::mad:

05-11-2009, 11:27 PM
Is he the one who gave Corey Maggette that horrendous contract? Good riddance if so.

05-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Hello New York.

05-12-2009, 12:14 AM
Everybody saw this coming a mile away. There were multiple reports since last year about tension in that front office. Not surprised...

05-12-2009, 12:32 AM
So much turmoil in the front office in GS

05-12-2009, 12:34 AM
Mullen, please go to Miami!

05-12-2009, 12:39 AM
Mullen, please go to Miami!

Why? Riley is one of the best.

05-12-2009, 03:43 AM
its a shame and a joke. he is the only one in our front office has any bit of credibility around the league. its sad to see. these fans up here deserve so much more than the **** we have gotten with the owner ship in the last two decades. why dont we just hire st.jean again? chris cohen, Don nelson, and robert Rowell are ****ing slime! **** them all!

05-12-2009, 08:07 AM
warriors are just bad.. I don't see it neither as a good or bad move.. Their fans must be concerned about the future of the team.. I mean, there's talent, but..