Former Warrior and NBA Hall-of-Famer Chris Mullin will makehis first visit to Oracle Arena in more than two-and-a-half years, when hespart of ESPNs announcing crew for Golden States season opener against the LosAngeles Clippers.Mullin, enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inSeptember, hasnt attended a Warriors game since his contract was not renewedas general manager in Spring 2009. Mullin played 13 of his 16 NBA seasons with the Warriors.He will be part of a three-man broadcasting group that willalso include Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen, which will take place on Christmasnight.
Mullin was scheduled to make his initial return to OracleArena on Jan. 20, when his No. 17 will be raised to the rafters on a night theWarriors are playing the Indiana Pacers, for whom Mullin also played.Mullin was let go at the end of the 2009 season under theprevious ownership of Chris Cohan. But shortly after Joe Lacob agreed to buythe team last summer, he made it clear he would be bringing Mullin back intothe fold.In September, Lacob announced Mullins jersey would beretired on Jan. 20. Mullin and Lacob have yet to meet face-to-face.