Chris Mullin was officially announced as the new head basketball coach at St. John's University on Tuesday.
The former St. John's star had served as advisor to Kings owner Vivek Ranadive for the last two years.
On Monday, Ranadive issued a statement regarding Mullin leaving the Kings' organization:
On behalf of the Sacramento Kings organization, I want to congratulate Chris Mullin on his hiring as Head Coach at St. John’s University. Returning to New York City and his alma mater is a natural fit for someone so deeply engrained in the basketball culture there. Mully has been a great friend and mentor to me. I have no doubt that the Red Storm will experience great success under his leadership.
The Brooklyn-native has no prior head coaching experience, but served as the Warriors' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations from 2004 to 2009. His contract wasn't renewed following the 2008-09 season. In 2010, Mullin joined ESPN as a studio analyst before becoming part of the Kings' front office in 2013.
Mullin led the Red Storm to the 1985 Final Four, is a five-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer in 2011.
In February, St. John's inducted Mullin into the school's Hall of Fame.