Warriors Fire Executve VP Chris Mullin

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have let go executive vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin, nearly a year after the former star player apparently lost his authority to run the troubled franchise.

Mullin will be replaced by Larry Riley, the longtime assistant to coach Don Nelson.

Riley was announced as the Warriors' general manager Monday in a
statement by team president Robert Rowell, whose rise in the Warriors' power structure mirrored Mullin's fall in recent years.

Mullin's contract won't be renewed after it ends June 30, but the former U.S. Olympian and St. John's star has been on the outs with Rowell for much longer. They publicly disagreed on two important decisions last year, with Rowell getting his way both times.