Ok, so all we need now is for St. John’s to hire Tim Hardaway for the Red Storm to have “Run TMC” part two. As you can deduce, St. John’s officially hired Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond to Chris Mullin’s staff on Tuesday. Richmond was hired as special assistant and will begin his first foray into coaching.
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Mullin and Richmond, along with Hardaway, were part of a high-scoring trio (dubbed “Run TMC”) in the NBA in the early-90’s when they will all members of the Golden State Warriors. Now Mullin and Richmond are reunited once again; this time they will be tasked to make St. John’s a force in the Big East.
RedStormSports.com confirmed the news on Tuesday with a release.
“Mitch is committed to helping us build this program and develop an environment for sustained success at St. John’s,” said Mullin in a statement. “He has tremendous basketball insight, a vision for the game and a passion to share his knowledge. Obviously, his experience in different roles throughout his career as a player, scout and mentor will have an impact in many areas.”
Richmond is a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer, two-time Olympian and six-time NBA all-star. He played 14 years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings (who retired his number), Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers (whom he won a championship with).