By Marcus Thompson
Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 4:29 pm in Uncategorized.
Chris Mullin’s induction into the Hall of Fame has brought up an old discussion topic among Warriors fans. Why isn’t Mullin’s jersey retired?
Mullin is one of the greatest Warriors ever and is beloved by the fans. Part of the original Dream Team (’92 Olympic team), Mullin remains one of the most recognized and revered Warriors in basketball circles nationwide. He retired in 2001, after 16 NBA seasons, 13 with the Warriors. Many have wondered why in the 10 years since, his jersey wasn’t retired. Count Warriors owner Joe Lacob among the curious.
Lacob: “Definitely interested in honoring him and hope to retire his jersey at some point in the near future, hopefully next season. To be honest, I’m surprised it was not done after he retired. I think it’s important for us to embrace our history. Chris Mulllin is a big part of our history and a great, great player.”