NBA Great Chris Mullin To Have Number Retired By Golden State Warriors

By Randall Stevens  |  09/15/2011

Chris MullinChris Mullin, a member of the NBA's 2011 Hall of Fame class, is set to have his #17 jersey retired by the Golden State Warriors.

The NBA great, known for his sharp-shooting, will have his number retired in a ceremony on January 20th during the Warriors' home game against the Indiana Pacers.

Team owner Joe Lacob made the announcement Wednesday night (September 14) at an event for season ticket-holders, reports

It'll make Mullin the sixth player in franchise history to have his jersey number retired, joining retired players such as Al Attles, Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, Tom Meschery, and Nate Thurmond.

Mullin was enshrined in the Hall of Fame last month.

During his NBA career, he played his first 12 seasons with Golden State, then three with Indiana before returning to the Warriors for his final season in 2000-01.

His career was full of accoldades. He was named an NBA All-Star five times, and made the All-NBA First, Second, and Third teams four times.

When Mullin retired, he finished with 17,911 points in 986 games, with an average of 18.2 ppg.