Chris Mullin, St. John's host Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors saw a familiar face on Tuesday.
The reigning NBA champions held practice at St. John's before they head to Washington, D.C. to wrap up a three-game, East Coast road trip.
St. John's head coach Chris Mullin spent 13 seasons with the Warriors and still holds the franchise record for most games played at 807.
From 1989-91, Mullin and special assistant Mitch Richmond played for the Warriors. The two Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers made up two-thirds of Run T.M.C., a run-and-gun, high-scoring offense coach Don Nelson used to lead the NBA in scoring during the 1989-90 season.
Of course, Mullin's players are more familiar with the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
"For me, it's kind of like coming full circle," Mullin said. "Going to school here and spending my professional life with the Warriors. Bringing them together is pretty surreal."
Mullin entered his first season as a coach with a major roster overhaul and as expected, the Red Storm have struggled, going 0-9 to start conference play. But some time spent with the Warriors is an uplifting moment for a hard-working St. John's team in Year 1 of the rebuilding process.
St. John's looks to snap at 12-game losing streak on Wednesday at No. 6 Xavier. Tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on FS1.