Mullin, Warriors Reportedly Reach Agreement


Chris Mullin flew to Oakland Tuesday night in anticipation of finally signing a contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to the Long Island newspaper Newsday.

The former St. John’s star said he was informed by his agent, Bill Pollak, that a tentative agreement had been reached. Mullin, the NBA’s only unsigned first-round draft choice, said he was unaware of the terms. Pollak and Warrior General Manager Al Attles could not be reached for comment.

“Bill called and told me, ‘Everything’s going to be taken care of; it’s a good idea to start packing,’ ” Mullin said. “I’m not packing light. I’m packing to stay.”


After practicing one last time with St. John’s Redmen, Mullin, accompanied by his parents and Pollak, flew to Oakland.

Until late last week, it had been more a matter of wasted time. The sides had been so far apart--Mullin’s camp asking for about $600,000 a year and the Warriors offering about $400,000--that they hadn’t spoken the previous three weeks.

Mullin said he plans to report in the best shape of his life, courtesy of daily practices with the St. John’s team and intensive workouts on his own. At a meeting Tuesday at Alumni Hall, St. John’s Coach Lou Carnesecca reminded him that it still will take a few weeks to learn the league, the tempo, the plays and his new teammates.

“What else could he say?” Mullin said. “He just said, ‘Good luck . . . and goodby.’ Then he gave me a kiss on the cheek.”