Chris Mullin Should Be a Candidate for New York Knicks GM

Keith BennettCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 11: General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and former NBA player Chris Mullin watches from the stands as the St. John's Red Storm take on the Marquette Golden Eagles during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Donnie Walsh wants to step down as GM after the 2010-11 basketball season. The perfect choice is Brooklyn's own Chris Mullin.

The former St. John's University star knows the city game inside and out. Mullin is free to sign with any club now, because his contract was not renewed by his former team, the Golden State Warriors. Don Nelson made Mullin a great player and GM down the road.

Mullin was born in Brooklyn and began his high school career at Power Memorial Academy, where he was a teammate of Mario Elie. But he transferred as a junior, to the all-boys Catholic Xaverian High School of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

He went on to play for St. John's University in nearby Queens. In his three years for the Redman, 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, received the 1985 Wooden Award, USBWA College Player of the Year, and lead his team to the 1985 Final Four.

Mullin is one the best players to come out of NYC playgrounds. Who better to run this franchise than Chris Mullin? He's young and sharp, a perfect candidate for the GM job. If the Dolan family are true New Yorkers, Isiah Thomas should be in the history books for good.