Chris Mullin will join the Sacramento Kings' front office in a role beyond his previous advising position, according to sources.

Pete D'Alessandro and Vivek Ranadive have recruited Mullin to join the franchise.

When Ranadive hired D'Alessandro, he credited Mullin's strong recommendation as a key factor, saying: "[Mullin] told me Pete's the smartest guy out there."

Mullin had been an ESPN analyst.