Mullin, Hardaway reflect on 'Run TMC,' laud today's Warriors

Published 10:12 a.m. ET June 5, 2019

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway spent two seasons as teammates at Oracle Arena, back when it was called the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena.

The nostalgia is flooding back this week.

The Golden State Warriors’ era in Oakland is ending. Only two or three games remain, starting with Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. And when Mullin and Hardaway — two-thirds of the team’s famed “Run TMC” trio from 1989 through 1991 — reunited to appear at a Warriors’ youth summer camp, they couldn’t help but reflect on what the building has meant.

“It’s always time for change,” Hardaway said. “You knew it was going to come at some particular time. It’s here and now.”

The Warriors move across the bay from Oakland to San Francisco next season and start playing their games at the glistening new Chase Center, a building that will open in about three months. When the team started installing the first seats at the new building, Hardaway was there for the ceremony.

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