Mullin, Pacers Agree on Waiver
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Chris Mullin is being waived by the Indiana Pacers.
``It is by mutual agreement that Chris Mullin won’t be coming back to the Pacers,″ club president Donnie Walsh said Tuesday. ``I want to thank Mully for his contribution to our team. He was a great player and helped lead us to the conference finals and finals in the three years that he was here.″
Mullin, 37, described his time with the team as a ``tremendous experience,″ adding, ``I feel now is a good time to move on.″
His playing time was cut drastically last season, his 15th in the NBA. He played in only 47 games with two starts, averaging 12.4 minutes and 5.1 points. In three seasons with Indiana, Mullin averaged 9.4 points and leaves the franchise with its records for 3-point accuracy (.441) and free throw percentage (.912).
A first-round draft pick of Golden State as the seventh overall selection in 1985, the former St. John’s star was traded to Indiana by the Warriors in 1997. A five-time time All-Star with the Warriors, Mullin averaged 18.4 points per game during his career and was on the gold medal-winning team in the 1984 and 1992 Olympics.