Jeffrey Vincent Mullins (born March 18, 1942 in Astoria, New York) is a retired American basketball player and coach who is best known for his playing career with the Duke Blue Devils, the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and later as the head college basketball coach at Charlotte.
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.
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.
|Charlotte 49ers (Sun Belt/Metro/CUSA) (1985–1996)|
|1987–1988||Charlotte||22–9||11–3||1st||NCAA 1st Round|
|1988–1989||Charlotte||17–12||10–4||2nd||NIT 1st Round|
|1991–1992||Charlotte||23–9||7–5||2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|1993–1994||Charlotte||16–13||7–5||T–2nd||NIT 1st Round|
|1994–1995||Charlotte||19–9||8–4||1st||NCAA 1st Round|
Conference Regular Season Champion
Conference Tournament Champion
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1942-03-18|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Astoria, Queens, New York|
|DATE OF DEATH|
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