Chris Mullin has been offered the job to become the next head coach at St. John's, multiple sources told ESPN.
Mullin, 51, is one of the greatest players in St. John's history, winning the Big East Player of the Year award three times in the 1980s. He was drafted seventh overall in the 1985 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, playing in five straight All-Star Games from 1989 to 1993. Mullin is also a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Mullin would replace Steve Lavin, who parted ways with St. John's on Friday after five seasons. The Red Storm made two NCAA tournament appearances and two NIT appearances in Lavin's tenure.
St. John's was 21-12 this past season, getting knocked out in the round of 64 by San Diego State. The Red Storm lose four seniors, while Rysheed Jordan and Chris Obekpa are considering the NBA draft. Top-50 recruit Brandon Sampson also reopened his recruitment after Lavin and the program parted ways.
Mullin isn't the only alumnus to have registered interest in the job. Metta World Peace told the NBA Insiders on ESPN Radio that he and his representatives had contacted St. John's officials to let them know that his interest in the coaching job was genuine and that it would be "the only thing I would stop my pro career for."