Chris Mullin

Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player and former head coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He previously served as special advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager of the Golden State Warriors. He is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team"), and in 2011 for his individual career).

Mullin played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA from 1985 to 2001. During his playing time at St. John's University, he was named Big East Player of the Year three times[1] and was a member of the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team,[2] Mullin was chosen as the seventh pick by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft. He returned to the Olympics in 1992 as a member of the "Dream Team", which was the first American Olympic basketball team to include professional players.

He played with the Warriors from the 1985–86 until the 1996–97 season. Thereafter, Mullin played with the Indiana Pacers from 1997 until the 1999–2000 season. He retired after the 2000–01 season, playing for his original team, the Warriors.

On March 30, 2015, he was named 20th head coach of the St. John's University men's basketball team, his alma mater. On April 9, 2019 he stepped down as the head coach of the St. John's University men's basketball team.[3]

Chris Mullin
Chris Mullin
Mullin in 2006
Personal information
BornJuly 30, 1963 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSt. John's (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1985–2001
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number17
Coaching career2015–present
Career history
As player:
19851997Golden State Warriors
19972000Indiana Pacers
2000–2001Golden State Warriors
As coach:
2015–2019St. John's
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points17,911 (18.2 ppg)
Rebounds4,034 (4.1 rpg)
Assists3,450 (3.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2011

Early life and college career

Mullin was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a young player in New York, he studied the games of Knicks stars Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe while admiring Larry Bird and wearing #17 in honor of John Havlicek.[4] As a youth, he regularly traveled to the Bronx and Harlem, in predominately black neighborhoods, to play against the best basketball players in New York City. His name began to spread while playing CYO basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Flatlands Avenue.[4] He was also a winner of the 1974 "Elks Hoops Shoot" which is a national free throw contest for youth.[5]

Along with playing CYO basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mullin attended Lou Carnesecca's basketball camp with future Xaverian teammates Roger McCready, Danny Treacy, Jimmy Howard, Gerard Shepard, Mike O'Reilly, Joe Cannizzo and Pete Cannizzo.[6] Mullin began his high school career at Power Memorial Academy, where he was a teammate of Mario Elie. He transferred as a junior to Xaverian High School and led them to a New York Class A state championship in 1981.[7]

After being selected as New York State's "Mr. Basketball", Mullin was recruited by the Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca to play for St. John's University[6] in nearby Queens. After signing, Mullin averaged 16.6 points per game in his freshman year (also setting the school freshman record for points scored). In his subsequent three years for the Redmen (now known as the Red Storm), he was named Big East Player of the Year three times, named to the All-America team three times, played for the gold medal-winning 1984 Olympic team, and received the 1985 Wooden Award and USBWA College Player of the Year.

As a senior who averaged 19.8 points per game, Mullin led St. John's to the 1985 Final Four and its first #1 ranking since 1951.[8] Mullin, who averaged 19.5 points per game, finished his career as the Redmen's all-time leading scorer with 2,440 career points.[6] He also holds the distinction of being one of only three players in history to win the Haggerty Award (given to the best college player in the New York City area) three times (1983–1985). From 1983–1985, Mullin was also named the Big East conference's player of the year, making him the only men's basketball player to receive this award three different seasons.[9]

Professional career

Playing career (1985–2001)

In the 1985 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Mullin in the first round with the seventh pick.[9] In Mullin's first three seasons with the Warriors, he was primarily a spot-up shooting guard playing in the backcourt alongside Eric "Sleepy" Floyd.

In his second season, 1986–87, the Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals under George Karl, where they lost to the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. The next season, Don Nelson became the Warriors' coach and had plans to move Mullin to small forward. During his third season in the NBA, Mullin admitted to Nelson that he was an alcoholic.[9] After missing several practices, Mullin was suspended, then entered an alcohol rehabilitation program.

For five consecutive seasons, from 1988 until 1993, Mullin scored an average of 25 or more points and five rebounds. Additionally, the Warriors made five straight playoff appearances. Mullin, Mitch Richmond, and 1989 first-round draftee Tim Hardaway formed the trio "Run TMC" (the initials of the players' first names and a play on the name of the popular rap group Run–D.M.C.) that were the focal stars of this playoff run. A five-time All-Star, Mullin also won Olympic gold twice—as a member of the 1984 amateur team, and for the 1992 Dream Team.

During the 1992 Summer Olympics, Mullin, who started two games, averaged 12.9 points per game, shot 61.9% from the field and 53.8% from the three-point land.[9] In 1993, Nelson traded for Chris Webber on NBA Draft day, hoping to make the Warriors stronger in the frontcourt. Mullin's body began breaking down, and he began to miss significant numbers of games. The Warriors had a successful first season with Webber, but he and Nelson began to bicker over his use as a player. This led Nelson to resign, and subsequent coaches saw Mullin as injury-prone and began to center the team around Latrell Sprewell.

Mullin was traded after the 1996–97 season to the Indiana Pacers for second-year center Erick Dampier and NBA journeyman Duane Ferrell.[10]

In his first season with the Pacers, coached by Larry Bird, Mullin started all 82 games, averaged 11.3 points per game, and helped the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in game seven. Bird began to phase Mullin out and give more time to Jalen Rose at small forward during his second season with the team. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, Mullin, who was primarily a bench player at this time, appeared in three games of the 2000 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers and scored four points total.[9] After that season, Mullin was waived by the Pacers. He again signed with Warriors for the 2000–01 season, his last season as a player.

According to Jim O'Brien, Mullin was similar to NBA legend Larry Bird because both players lacked speed, had a great outside shot and had the innate ability to put their defender off guard.[11] He was on the All-NBA second team (1989 and 1991), third team (1990), and first team (1992).

Front office positions

After his playing days were over, Mullin was hired by the Warriors as a special assistant, dealing with daily business operations. On April 22, 2004, he was named Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the team.[12] On May 11, 2009, the team announced that Mullin's expiring contract would not be renewed.[13] He was replaced by Larry Riley as the Warriors' General Manager.

Mullin began working with the Sacramento Kings in May 2013 when Vivek Ranadivé became owner.[14] In September 2013, the Sacramento Kings hired him as an advisor.[15] As an advisor, Mullin's duties were not only to provide advice to Ranadive and D'Alessandro on player transactions, but to also supervise the organization's college and overseas scouting program.[16]

Broadcasting

Mullin has worked as an NBA analyst for ESPN.[17] On October 22, 2010, Mullin made his network debut as an ESPN studio analyst on Kia NBA Countdown.[18]

In December 2011, Mullin worked with the ESPN broadcasting crew for Mark Jackson's coaching debut with the Golden State Warriors. Mullin joined his former television colleagues, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen to announce the game against the Los Angeles Clippers in the season opener and Christmas finale.[19]

Coaching career

On March 30, 2015 Mullin accepted the vacant head coaching position at St. John's University.[3]

In the 2018-19 season, his team reached the NCAA tournament as they went 21-13 and reached the First Four.[20] The 21 wins matched their highest total since 1999-2000.

On April 9, 2019, Mullin resigned as head coach after compiling a 59–73 record in four seasons, including 20–52 in Big East play.[21]

Honors

In 2010, Mullin was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the "Dream Team".[22]

On February 28, 2011, Mullin was elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

On April 4, 2011, Mullin was inducted again to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, this time for his individual career.

On March 19, 2012, Mullin's number 17 was retired by the Golden State Warriors becoming the sixth player in team history to have their jersey retired.[23]

Personal life

Mullin is a devout Roman Catholic, and has stated that he relies upon his faith daily.[24] He and his wife, Liz, have four children: Sean, Christopher, Liam and Kiera. Mullin was very good friends with former teammate, Sudanese NBA player Manute Bol.[25][26] After Bol was badly injured in a taxi cab incident in 2004, Mullin and the Warriors offered to raise money for Bol's medical bills by organizing a fantasy camp. On November 19, 2004, the Warriors, Mullin and his former teammates Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway participated in the fantasy camp named "Run With TMC".[27]

In March 2012, PG&E joined the Golden State Warriors to restore a pair of basketball courts in Mullin's honor. Both courts were named the "Chris Mullin Basketball Courts at Arroyo Recreation Center Presented by PG&E". [28]

In July 2014, Mullin was featured at a wheelchair basketball charity and opportunity event hosted in Puerto Rico by Max International. Before the event, he was presented a jersey from Federacion de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas de Puerto Rico (FEBASIRU), the local wheelchair basketball team. In this event, Mullin participated in a wheelchair basketball game for the very first time with Max International Associate Héctor Marcano Lopez and the local Puerto Rican wheelchair basketball team (FEBASIRU). He participated in "Max and Mullin Legends Classic Exhibition Game" with 20 local Puerto Rican basketball legends.[29]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
* Led the league

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985–86 Golden State 55 30 25.3 .463 .185 .896 2.1 1.9 1.3 0.4 14.0
1986–87 Golden State 82 82 29.0 .514 .302 .825 2.2 3.2 1.2 0.4 15.1
1987–88 Golden State 60 55 33.9 .508 .351 .885 3.4 4.8 1.9 0.5 20.2
1988–89 Golden State 82 82 33.7 .509 .230 .892 5.9 5.1 2.1 0.5 26.5
1989–90 Golden State 78 78 36.3 .536 .372 .889 5.9 4.1 1.6 0.6 25.1
1990–91 Golden State 82 82 40.4* .536 .301 .884 5.4 4.0 2.1 0.8 25.7
1991–92 Golden State 81 81 41.3* .524 .366 .833 5.6 3.5 2.1 0.8 25.6
1992–93 Golden State 46 46 41.3 .510 .451 .810 5.0 3.6 1.5 0.9 25.9
1993–94 Golden State 62 39 37.5 .472 .364 .753 5.6 5.1 1.7 0.9 16.8
1994–95 Golden State 25 23 35.6 .489 .452 .879 4.6 5.0 1.5 0.8 19.0
1995–96 Golden State 55 19 29.4 .499 .393 .856 2.9 3.5 1.4 0.6 13.3
1996–97 Golden State 79 63 34.6 .553 .411 .864 4.0 4.1 1.6 0.4 14.5
1997–98 Indiana 82 82 26.5 .481 .440 .939* 3.0 2.3 1.2 0.5 11.3
1998–99 Indiana 50 50 23.6 .477 .465 .870 3.2 1.6 0.9 0.3 10.1
1999–00 Indiana 47 2 12.4 .428 .409 .902 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.2 5.1
2000–01 Golden State 20 8 18.7 .340 .365 .857 2.1 1.0 0.8 0.5 5.8
Career 986 822 32.6 .509 .384 .865 4.1 3.5 1.6 0.6 18.2
All-Star 4 2 19.5 .500 1.000 .875 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.3 8.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1987 Golden State 10 10 26.2 .500 .750 .750 1.5 2.3 0.9 0.2 11.3
1989 Golden State 8 8 42.6 .540 .125 .866 5.9 4.5 1.8 1.4 29.4
1991 Golden State 8 8 45.8* .527 .692 .860 7.3 2.9 1.9 1.5 23.8
1992 Golden State 4 4 42.0 .429 .333 .929 3.0 3.0 1.3 0.5 17.8
1994 Golden State 3 3 45.0 .588 .500 .909 4.7 3.7 0.0 1.7 25.3
1998 Indiana 16 16 25.8 .460 .385 .857 3.6 1.4 0.9 0.6 8.9
1999 Indiana 13 13 21.8 .410 .400 .870 1.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 9.5
2000 Indiana 9 1 10.0 .476 .250 .818 1.6 0.6 0.7 0.1 3.4
Career 71 63 29.0 .495 .409 .859 3.3 2.1 1.0 0.6 13.8

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
St. John's Red Storm (Big East Conference) (2015–2019)
2015–16 St. John's 8–24 1–17 10th
2016–17 St. John's 14–19 7–11 8th
2017–18 St. John's 16–17 4–14 T–9th
2018–19 St. John's 21–13 8–10 7th NCAA Division I First Four
St. John's: 59–73 (.447) 20–52 (.278)
Total: 59–73 (.447)

See also

References

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External links

1983 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1983 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1983 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. Boston College had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed. It was the first year that the tournament was held at Madison Square Garden, where it has been held since.

Led by Chris Mullin, St. John's defeated Boston College in the championship game 85–77.

1984 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1984 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1984–85 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1984–85 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1984 and ended with the Final Four in Lexington, Kentucky on April 1, 1985. The Villanova Wildcats won their first NCAA national championship with a 66–64 victory over the defending champion, top-ranked Georgetown Hoyas. It was the second time in three seasons that the national champion had 10 losses.

1985 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1985 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1989 NBA All-Star Game

The 39th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was held at Houston, Texas on February 12, 1989. The game's most valuable player was Karl Malone.

The east was composed of Mark Jackson, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Mark Price, Terry Cummings, Larry Nance and Brad Daugherty.

The west was led by the Utah Jazz trio of Karl Malone, John Stockton and Mark Eaton; the Lakers' James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Chris Mullin, Akeem Olajuwon, Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Kevin Duckworth.The game set a new NBA All-Star attendance record. Neither Magic Johnson nor Larry Bird played, though both were still active in the NBA. Johnson was selected, but sat out due to injuries and was replaced by Abdul-Jabbar. Though he only scored 4 points, the game ended with Abdul-Jabbar hitting the final shot of the game, a sky hook.

The game featured a rap by rap group Ultramagnetic MCs that named each all-star and each coach. The rap was broadcast immediately before the start of the game.

The coaches were Lenny Wilkens for the East and Pat Riley for the West.

1993 NBA All-Star Game

The 1993 NBA All-Star Game took place on February 21, 1993, and was an exhibition game played between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Utah Jazz. This was the 43rd edition National Basketball Association all-star game played during the 1992-1993 season. The Western Conference went on to beat the East 135 to 132 in overtime. The All-Star Weekend then wrapped up with the slam dunk competition, won by Harold Miner from the Miami Heat, and the three-point shootout, won by Mark Price from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The regular season then continued on Tuesday, February 23, 1993.

A Very British Coup

A Very British Coup is a 1982 novel by British politician Chris Mullin. The novel has twice been adapted for television; as A Very British Coup in 1988 and as Secret State in 2012.

Big East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Big East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year award is given to the men's basketball player in the Big East Conference voted as the top performer by the conference coaches. It was first awarded at the end of the league's inaugural season of 1979–80.

The head coaches of the league's teams (currently 10) submit their votes following the end of the regular season and before the conference's tournament in early March. The coaches cannot vote for their own players.The award was introduced following the conference's first season in 1980, in which it was presented to John Duren of Georgetown. Patrick Ewing (Georgetown), Richard Hamilton (Connecticut), Troy Bell (Boston College), Troy Murphy (Notre Dame) and Kris Dunn (Providence) each won the award twice, and Chris Mullin (St. John's) won three consecutive times from 1983 through 1985. Three award winners have been inducted as players to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ewing, who shared the award in 1984 and 1985 with Mullin, was inducted in 2008 after playing 17 years in the National Basketball Association between 1985 and 2002. Mullin followed in 2011 after a 16-year NBA career (1985–2001). Most recently, Georgetown's 1992 Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning entered the Hall in 2014 following a 16-year NBA career (1992–2008). There have been seven ties; the most recent instance was that between Dunn and Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova in 2015.Seven players have been awarded a major national player of the year award in the same year that they received a Big East Player of the Year award. In 1985, Ewing and Mullin shared the conference award, while Ewing was named Naismith College Player of the Year and Mullin was given the John R. Wooden Award. The following year, Walter Berry of St. John's received the Wooden Award and the Big East Player of the Year award. In 1996, Ray Allen of Connecticut received the conference award and was also the final recipient of the UPI Player of the Year Award. In 2004, Connecticut's Emeka Okafor won the conference award while sharing NABC Player of the Year honors with Jameer Nelson of Saint Joseph's. Creighton's Doug McDermott received all major national awards along with the conference award in 2014. Finally, Villanova's Jalen Brunson was the national player of the year as well in 2018. Georgetown has had the most winners, with eight. The only current Big East members without a winner are Butler and Xavier, both of which joined the conference at its relaunch following its 2013 split into two leagues, and DePaul, members since 2005.

Chris Mullin (politician)

Christopher John Mullin (born 12 December 1947) is a British Labour politician and diarist who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunderland South from 1987 to 2010. In the 1980s, Chris Mullin led a campaign that resulted in the release of the Birmingham Six, victims of a miscarriage of justice. He was also the author of the novel A Very British Coup (1982) which was later adapted for television.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, the Warriors relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the city's name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. They play their home games at the Chase Center.

The Warriors won the inaugural Basketball Association of America (BAA) championship in 1947, and won its second championship in 1956, led by Hall of Fame trio Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, and Neil Johnston. However, the Warriors would not return to similar heights in Philadelphia, and after a brief rebuilding period following the trade of star Wilt Chamberlain, the team moved to San Francisco. With star players Jamaal Wilkes and Rick Barry, the Warriors returned to title contention, and won their third championship in 1975, in what is largely considered one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.

This would precede another period of struggle in the 1980s, before becoming playoff regulars at the turn of the decade with stars Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin, colloquially referred to as "Run TMC". After failing to capture a championship, the team entered another rebuilding phase in the 2000s. The Warriors' fortunes changed in the 2010s, ushering in a new era of success led by Stephen Curry. After drafting perennial All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the team returned to championship glory in 2015, before winning another two in 2017 and 2018 with the help of former league MVP Kevin Durant.

Nicknamed the Dubs as a shortening of "W's", the Warriors hold several NBA records; they have registered the best ever regular season, most wins in a season (regular season and postseason combined), as well as the best ever postseason run. With the combined shooting of Curry and Thompson, they are credited as one of the greatest backcourts of all time. The team's six NBA championships are tied for third-most in NBA history with the Chicago Bulls. According to Forbes, the Warriors are the seventh highest valued sports franchise in the United States, and joint-tenth in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $3.1 billion.

Haggerty Award

The Haggerty Award is given to the All-New York Metropolitan NCAA Division I men's college basketball player of the year, presented by the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the Met Basketball Writers Association (MBWA). First presented in 1936, it is arguably the oldest and most prestigious award given to a metropolitan area player. Two schools with previous winners are no longer classified as Division I – CCNY and NYU are now Division III and are therefore ineligible to have future winners.

The award has gone to players from 15 Division I schools. St. John's University in Jamaica, New York has the most at 27, more than twice the 13 awards received by players from number two Seton Hall University.

Three players won the award three times: Jim McMillian from Columbia University (1968–1970), Chris Mullin of St. John's (1983–1985) and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra (2009–2011). McMillian would go on to win the 1972 NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers; Mullin went on to win two Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992) with Team USA, was a five-time NBA All-Star and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011; and Jenkins has played in the NBA and Europe.

History of the Golden State Warriors

The history of the Golden State Warriors began in Philadelphia in 1946. In 1962, the franchise was relocated to San Francisco, California and became known as the San Francisco Warriors until 1971, when its name was changed to the current Golden State Warriors. Along with their inaugural championship win in the 1946–47 season, the Warriors have won five others in the team's history, including another in Philadelphia after the 1955–56 season, and four more as Golden State after the 1974–75, 2014–15, 2016–17, and 2017–18 seasons.

Mullin

Mullin is a surname of Irish origin, and may refer to

Chris Mullin (b. 1963), American basketball player

Chris Mullin (politician), British Labour Party Member of Parliament

George Mullin (baseball) (1880-1944), baseball pitcher

George Mullin (VC) (1892-1963), American recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War I

Herbert Mullin, American serial killer

Hugh P. Mullin, Philippine-American War Medal of Honor recipient

Jack Mullin

Joseph Mullin (1811–1882), New York lawyer and politician

Mabel Mullin (born 1882), club president

Mike Mullin

Willard Mullin

Glenn Mullin, author

Conor Mullin, Rugby Player

Power Memorial Academy

Power Memorial Academy (PMA) was an all-boys Catholic high school in New York City that operated from 1931 through 1984. It was a basketball powerhouse, producing several NBA players including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Len Elmore, Mario Elie, Chris Mullin, as well as NBA referee Dick Bavetta and a record 71-game winning streak. Its 1964 basketball team was named "The #1 High School Team of The Century".

Rod Higgins

Roderick Dwayne Higgins (born January 31, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who formerly served as president of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets. He is also the father of former Charlotte Bobcats point guard Cory Higgins.

A 6'7" forward and center from California State University, Fresno, Higgins played 13 seasons (1982–1994) in the NBA as a member of the Chicago Bulls, the Seattle SuperSonics, the San Antonio Spurs, the New Jersey Nets, the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game during his NBA career. After his playing career ended, Higgins served as an assistant coach with the Warriors until 2000, when he was named assistant general manager of the Washington Wizards. He was re-hired by the Warriors on May 20, 2004, joining former teammate Chris Mullin in the team's front office.

On May 31, 2007, he was hired as the second general manager of the Charlotte Hornets, replacing Bernie Bickerstaff. In 2011, he became the team's president of basketball operations after Rich Cho was hired as general manager. On June 13, 2014, Higgins stepped down as President of Basketball Operations for the Charlotte Hornets.

Higgins also holds a distinct NBA record for playing for the most teams in one season with 4. In the 1985-86 season he played for the Seattle Supersonics, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets & Chicago Bulls.

Run TMC

Run TMC was the high-scoring trio of basketball teammates consisting of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. Starting in 1989, they played together for two seasons with the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Coached by Don Nelson, the Warriors played a fast-paced, run-and-gun style, and Run TMC was the league's highest-scoring trio in the 1990–91 season. Despite their short time together, the popularity of Run TMC endured. Their name was a play on the hip hop group Run-DMC, with the first name initials of each member forming "TMC".

St. John's Red Storm men's basketball

The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represents the St. John's University in Queens, New York. The team participates in the Big East Conference. As of the end of the 2018-19 season, St. John's has 1,900 total wins, which put them at #6 on the List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball. Starting in the 2019-20 season, St. John's will be coached by Mike Anderson.

Sunderland South (UK Parliament constituency)

Sunderland South was, from 1950 until 2010, a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was well known for trying to be the first seat to declare its results, doing so in the general elections of 1992, 1997, 2001 and 2005.

Viscount Stansgate

Viscount Stansgate, of Stansgate in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1942 for the Labour politician, former Secretary of State for India and future Secretary of State for Air, William Wedgwood Benn. He was the second son of Sir John Benn, 1st Baronet, of The Old Knoll. Lord Stansgate's eldest son and heir apparent, the Hon. Michael Benn, was later killed in the Second World War; consequently, he was succeeded in the title by his second son, the second Viscount, better known as the Labour politician Tony Benn. The latter disclaimed the peerage on 31 July 1963, the day the Peerage Act 1963 passed into law and made it possible for him to do so. As of 2018, the title is held by Tony Benn's eldest son Stephen as third Viscount. As a descendant of the first Benn Baronet of The Old Knoll, he is also in remainder to this title.

From 1947 to 1957, Viscount Stansgate was President of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and played an outstanding role in the transformation of the Union into a truly global organization of parliaments.

Stansgate is a hamlet near the village of Steeple, Essex, on the southern side of the River Blackwater estuary. The village has been home to several generations of the Benn family since about 1900. They live in Stansgate Abbey, described by Chris Mullin as "an ungainly, rambling 1920s house in a stunning location".

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