Long before Mitch Richmond manned the sidelines as an assistant coach for the St. John’s Red Storm, he ran the floor as a member of the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings where Richmond was a 6-time NBA All-Star, 5-time All NBA and named Rookie of the Year in 1998.
After attending Moberly Area Community College and Kansas State, Richmond became one of the key players for the Warriors in the trio aptly named “Run TMC” along with Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullins. Richmond averaged 22 points per game as a rookie for head coach Don Nelson, before moving on to play for Sacramento in 1991 and earning NBA All-Star Game MVP honors in 1995.
Along with being named to the United States Olympic team (Dream Team 3) and winning a Gold medal in 1996, the Lauderdale Lakes, Florida native went on to play for the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers, where he retired in 2002 with an NBA Championship before turning his attention to coaching college basketball (Richmond is an assistant coach on Chris Mullins’ staff at St. John’s University). In 2014, Mitch Richmond was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pro Career: Golden State Warriors (1988-1991), Sacramento Kings (1991-1998), Washington Wizards (1998-2001), Los Angeles Lakers (2001-2002).
Career Highlights & Awards:
- 6-time NBA All-Star
- NBA Championship (2002)
- Team USA Gold Medal (1996)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (1995)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1988)
Affiliations: Mitch Richmond has given back to a number of charities over his NBA career, including Wheelchair Charities which hosts annual events at Madison Square Garden.
Post Pro Career: Since retiring from the NBA in 2002 and being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2014, Mitch Richmond has served as assistant coach at St. John’s University after being named to Chris Mullins’ staff in the fall of 2015.
- Mitch Richmond averaged 21 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists during his playing career
- Richmond has his jersey retired from the Sacramento Kings (No. 2)
- Kansas State retired Richmond’s No. 24 jersey