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Sacramento Kings hire Mike Brown

The Kings have found their new head coach.

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Mike Brown as their new head coach, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sam Amick has confirmed the news.

The news comes after days of speculation that Brown was a favorite of Kings GM Monte McNair, but that Kings Chairman Vivek Randivé may have wanted Mark Jackson. If those reports were accurate, this hiring means McNair was allowed to hire his choice to move this team forward.

Brown comes to the Kings with a career 61.6% winning percentage, and decades of NBA coaching experience alongside some of the game's best coaches. You can read our full profile of Brown here, but the Kings are getting a coach who comes from the Gregg Popovich coaching tree, and has spent the last six years as a lead assistant for Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors.

Brown is known for his teams playing strong defense. Blake Ellington recently broke down the defensive philosophies of Brown and the other finalists. Of note, in his 6 years with the Warriors, Golden State has had a top 5 defense three times, and a top two other years where they were a top 15 defense. The Kings have not been a top 15 defense in the last 16 years.

Of the three finalists for the position, Brown was far and away my favorite. I'm very excited about this outcome. As always, time will tell how this hiring works out, but the Kings hired a qualified, experienced candidate who is well-regarded throughout the league.

Welcome to Sacramento, Mike Brown!

 

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BasketballHella
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May 8, 2022 4:05 pm

Monte wins one….

let’s see if it lasts or if Vivek wants a new GM to go with his new coach.

HongKongKingsFan
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May 8, 2022 4:34 pm

Okay, now.

Just win the draft lottery and win the 1st pick next !!!!!!!!!!

02kingsfan
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May 8, 2022 6:08 pm

And when that happens, please don’t draft the Anthony Bennett of the class!

Gregoryl
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May 8, 2022 10:01 pm
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Anthony Bennett Marvin Bagley

Hozr
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May 9, 2022 10:49 am
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It’s a bit late for that unfortunately.

SexyNapear
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May 8, 2022 10:57 pm

He got the coach that could win with LeBron James.

Wow. I’m impressed.

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May 8, 2022 4:06 pm

I feel sad that my first emotion is a sigh of relief that is wasn’t Mark Jackson. Does Mike Brown actually bring something to the table other than being not Mark Jackson? Genuine question for those that follow coaches, philosophies and systems.

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