|Mullin (l) Out After Five
Seasons In Front Office
The NBA playoffs roll on, but it is a team whose season ended long ago making headlines, as the Warriors announce they will not renew the contract of Exec VP/Basketball Operations Chris Mullin
, one of the franchise’s most iconic figures. The move is not surprising after philosophical differences between Mullin and Warriors President Robert Rowell were evident all season. Mullin leaves a mixed legacy in the team's front office -- the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami notes he was "by far the Warriors' most credible and creative executive in decades,” while the Contra Costa Times' Cam Inman writes Mullin's work was "not a success story." It will now be up to Larry Riley, who has been promoted to GM, to steer the franchise back in the right direction. Meanwhile, in Dallas, off-the-court altercations at American Airlines Center force the Mavericks to increase security for Game Four
of the team’s semifinal series against the Nuggets.
Coyotes win court motion forcing NHL to disclose details of Jerry Reinsdorf's bid.
Mets players help design merchandise line for Players Clubhouse store at Citi Field.
Putting It In Reverse
NASCAR, Fox officials consider moves to counter shrinking ratings; expert says NASCAR should make banned substances list public.
FSN Pittsburgh, FS Detroit post record numbers for thrilling NHL playoffs matchups.
Pauley family "supportive" if UCLA must sell naming-rights for $185M Pavilion renovation.
Drop In The Bucket
MLB attendance down 4.7% through Sunday; USA TODAY examines efforts to draw fans.
Yankees to pay city $11.5M for rights to sell old Yankee Stadium memorabilia.
Colorado Springs vows to retain USOC after organization "quietly" dissolves agreement.