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Chris Mullin

Feb 21, 2015; Jamaica, NY, USA; St. John’s Red Storm alum Chris Mullin is inducted into the St. John’s hall of fame during halftime against the Seton Hall Pirates at Carnesecca Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mullin is arguably the highest profile alum from the St. John’s program. He has no experience coaching, but bringing him back to the program would offer a boon to a fan base in need of a jolt. The question is, would Mullin be willing to come back to his alma mater and coach?

Mullin seems to be on the fast track to a GM job in the NBA, as he has experience working in the front offices of the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. Would he be willing to give that all up to become a first time head coach in the college ranks, dedicating all the time needed to revitalize a downtrodden program, not to mention all the recruiting that would need to be done?

It would make sense for St. John’s to want Mullin to come aboard, but that might not be what he wants to do. At 51-years old, Mullin is a little older than most people begin their coaching careers at. Being in NBA front offices recently, the game shouldn’t have passed Mullin by, as it is much different now than it was when he played, but there are still risks to giving the job to him.

Even with those risks, if Mullin comes out and says he wants the job, St. John’s will willingly give it to him. The pros would outweigh the cons in this scenario, it is just a matter of if he wants to do it. At this time, it would be hard to see him leaving the ranks of NBA front offices to come sit on a college sideline, even if it is for his alma mater.

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