Given how James Dolan’s efforts on behalf of Kevin Stevens and Vin Baker turned out, hiring Chris Mullin to run the Knicks might be just enough to knock the former St. John’s great off the wagon. From the New York Post’s Marc Berman :

Golden State GM Chris Mullin was at sold-out Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and heard all the “Fire Isiah” chants as his Warriors belted the Knicks by 26 points.

Mullin told a confidant Wednesday that an employee from the organization, during an informal chat, secretly asked Mullin if he’d be interested in coming to the Knicks if the GM spot is open next summer.

The most likely scenario if Thomas is fired in the near future is for senior VP Glen Grunwald to inherit the job on an interim basis until a proper search can be done during the offseason. Assistant coach Herb Williams would be promoted to head coach.

A lot would have to happen before New York’s favorite son could come home. Mullin is beloved by Golden State owner Chris Cohane, so the Knicks could have a hard time getting Mullin out of his Golden State contract. A league source said Mullin has at least one more guaranteed year left on his pact after this one, maybe two.

When and if Mullin formally turns the job down, I look forward to Walter Berry being offered the gig.