Jeff Mullins (basketball)

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Jeff Mullins
No. 44, 23
Guard / Forward
Personal information
Born(1942-03-18)March 18, 1942
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolLafayette (Lexington, Kentucky)
CollegeDuke (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro playing career1964–1976
Career history
19641966St. Louis Hawks
19661976San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points13,017 (16.2 ppg)
Rebounds3,427 (4.3 rpg)
Assists3,023 (3.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Jeff Mullins
No. 44, 23
Guard / Forward
Personal information
Born(1942-03-18)March 18, 1942
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolLafayette (Lexington, Kentucky)
CollegeDuke (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro playing career1964–1976
Career history
19641966St. Louis Hawks
19661976San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points13,017 (16.2 ppg)
Rebounds3,427 (4.3 rpg)
Assists3,023 (3.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeffrey Vincent Mullins (born March 18, 1942) is a retired American basketball player and coach. He played college basketball with the Duke Blue Devils and in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the St. Louis Hawks and Golden State Warriors. Mullins served the head college basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1985 to 1996.

Playing career[edit]

Mullins, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, was a very talented 6'4" (1.93 m) forward in high school. After graduation he attended Duke University from 1960 through 1964, where he averaged 21.9 points per game for his career. His #44 Duke jersey was retired in 1994. In 2002, Mullins was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Mullins was a member of the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Mullins was taken by the St. Louis Hawks in the first round (6th pick overall) of the 1964 NBA Draft. After two lackluster seasons with the Hawks he moved to the Golden State Warriors where he enjoyed the best seasons of his career and was selected as an NBA All-Star three times - in 1969, 1970, and 1971. He helped the Warriors to the 1967 Western Conference title and the 1975 NBA championship. Upon his retirement in 1976 he had amassed a total of 13,017 points for a twelve-year career average of 16.2 points per game.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1985, Mullins was hired as the head men's basketball coach and athletic director at UNC Charlotte. The program had struggled since making the NCAA Final Four in 1977, and in three years Mullins took the 49ers back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since their 1977 run. His 182 victories over eleven seasons stood as a school record until Bobby Lutz, Mullins' former assistant coach, surpassed that total in 2008.

During Mullins' tenure, the 49ers played in three conferences: the Sun Belt (1985–1991), the Metro Conference (1991–1995), and Conference USA (1995–1996).

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Charlotte 49ers (Sun Belt/Metro/CUSA) (1985–1996)
1985–1986Charlotte8–201–138th
1986–1987Charlotte18–146–8T–6th
1987–1988Charlotte22–911–31stNCAA 1st Round
1988–1989Charlotte17–1210–42ndNIT 1st Round
1989–1990Charlotte16–146–85th
1990–1991Charlotte14–146–86th
1991–1992Charlotte23–97–52ndNCAA 1st Round
1992–1993Charlotte15–136–6T–4th
1993–1994Charlotte16–137–5T–2ndNIT 1st Round
1994–1995Charlotte19–98–41stNCAA 1st Round
1995–1996Charlotte14–156–8T–6th
Charlotte:182–14274–72
Total:182–142

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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