The Sacramento Kings have hired Monte McNair as their new head of basketball operations, according to a report from Sam Amick and Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Kings have hired Monte McNair for their GM position, sources tell myself and @ShamsCharania
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) September 17, 2020
The Sacramento Kings are hiring Houston Rockets assistant GM Monte McNair as new head of basketball operations, sources tell me and @sam_amick.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2020
As we previously profiled, McNair has served as Assistant GM for the Houston Rockets, under Daryl Morey. McNair has worked for the Rockets since 2007, and is known for having a strong analytics background while also being able to work with Houston's coaching staff to apply analytics to game plans.
Many Kings fans had gotten excited for the idea of Sachin Gupta in recent days, but McNair has a fantastic resume and a wealth of NBA experience. Obviously time will tell how McNair runs the Kings, but the Kings have hired an exceptionally qualified candidate and Kings should be very excited.
We'll continue to update as this story develops.