Mitch Richmond
Mitch  Richmond

Assistant Coach

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, six-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection Mitch Richmond is in his third season with the St. John's men's basketball program. Richmond was named assistant coach prior to the 2016-17 campaign after previously serving as a special assistant during this first year with the program.

One of the premier shooting guards in NBA history, Richmond is involved in all aspects of the program, including player development, recruiting and scouting, as well as practice and game planning.

Richmond was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 after playing 14 years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers. A member of the Lakers 2002 NBA Championship team, Richmond scored 20,497 points in his NBA career and had his No. 2 jersey retired by the Kings after playing seven seasons with the organization.

A two-time Olympian, Richmond won a gold medal with the United States Olympic Team (Dream Team III) at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Following his Hall of Fame playing career, Richmond spent six years working in the Golden State Warriors front office. He rejoined the organization in 2004 as a Special Assistant, serving in the role for three seasons before being promoted to the Director of Player Personnel from 2007-2009. From 2013-2015, Richmond worked with the Sacramento Kings organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager.

The Kansas State alumnus was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Warriors. He joined forces with Mullin and Tim Hardaway to form "Run TMC", the highest scoring trio in the NBA. Richmond was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year after averaging 22.0 points per game his first season in the league.

Richmond went on to average 21.0 or more points in each of his first 10 professional seasons becoming one of just 10 players in NBA history to do so, joining the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and Oscar Robertson.

Over his NBA career, Richmond appeared in 976 games and averaged 21.0 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 39.0 percent from 3-point range. He also recorded 3,801 rebounds, 3,398 assists and 1,211 steals in the league. Richmond was named to the NBA All-Star team each season from 1993-98 and garnered All-Star Game Most Valuable Player honors in 1995 in Phoenix.

Richmond's No. 23 was retired on Feb. 28, 2009, by Kansas State honoring a remarkable two-year career under head coach Lon Kruger. The Wildcats' back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament were fueled by Richmond's program-record 1,327 points over a two-year career. As a senior, Richmond led Kansas State's run to the Elite Eight earning All-America honors and breaking the single-season scoring record with 786 points. The Wildcats matched a then program-record with 25 victories, while also finishing second in the Big Eight Conference. He averaged 22.6 points and shot 51.4 percent to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists during the historic 1987-88 campaign.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native made an immediate impact at Kansas State in 1986-87 after transferring from Moberly Community College (Mo.) where he played for head coach Dana Altman. Richmond helped guide the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in five years, averaging 18.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Richmond still ranks in the top-10 for 21 single-game, season and career records at Kansas State. He was inducted into the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, and was honored in 2003 as a member of the Kansas State All-Century Basketball Team.


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