One of the NBA’s greatest flat-tops will be looking for work next season.
The Golden State Warriors announced Monday that Larry Riley has replaced Chris Mullin as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations.
Mullin was reportedly phased out, unofficially of course, shortly after the start of the 2009 season after repeated battles with Don Nelson and team president Robert Rowell.
Riley is a longtime Nelson assistant, a figures to serve as a “yes man” for Nellie as the aging coach continues to pilot the Warriors straight into the ground.
Mullin had clashed with Rowell since last summer, when Mullin wanted to re-sign Baron Davis.
Despite his inglorious finish in Golden State, Mullin put together a nice run as GM.
The Warriors ended years of futility with the 2007 playoff series win against top-seeded Dallas, arguably the biggest upset in NBA playoff history.
Golden State has drawn very well in recent years, but fans are losing patience with the Warriors’ management.
At least Al Davis isn’t in charge.