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Mullin, Back Where He Starred, Basks in the Glow of St. John's Reunion

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After talking for nearly two hours — at a formal news conference in front of 1,000 fans, during interviews carried on a dozen television stations and while being photographed with trustees, boosters and the St. John’s mascot — Chris Mullin walked alone through a corridor of Carnesecca Arena and found one of the few faces he did not know.  

It was a lacrosse player, Chris Hughes, but naturally there was a connection there, too. “You probably know my son,” Mullin said, receiving a wide smile in return. Indeed, Sean Mullin played lacrosse for the Red Storm last year.

It seemed there was no one near the St. John’s campus on Wednesday who did not share some link or have a quick to story to tell about Mullin, the man hired to revive the glory days he ignited for the Red Storm three decades ago. His introductory news conference, which was open to the public, felt more like a large family reunion.  Read More