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Watch: Mike Brown’s introductory press conference

Mike Brown was officially introduced as the new Kings head coach.

The Sacramento Kings officially introduced Mike Brown as their new coach in a press conference on Tuesday. Brown made an opening statement, and then he and Monte McNair took questions from the media. You can watch the video here:

I thought it was a really great introduction for Brown. He spoke about specific things he wants to accomplish, and it was easy to understand how Brown excelled in interviews. He spoke with candor and intensity, he addressed the need for accountability and trust, and he emphasized the importance of winning.

At the end of the day, we've watched a lot of these press conferences. No matter how good this press conference was, at the end of the day it's only going to matter what Brown can accomplish in the locker room and on the court. But Mike Brown is very likable, and I'll be rooting for him.

Welcome to Sacramento, Coach Brown.

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1951
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June 21, 2022 2:21 pm

Best HC presser ever!

Now let’s go get that Summer League title!

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June 21, 2022 2:51 pm
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#Mike Brown Purple

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June 21, 2022 3:06 pm
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It will likely be one of the lead assistants, Bobby Jack, or Christie coaching summer league.

Can’t wait to watch the California Classic games this year.

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June 21, 2022 7:26 pm
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I believe it would be one of his newly hired assistant in Jordi Fernandez

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June 21, 2022 3:21 pm
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I would have rather enjoyed Mark Jackson speaking in tongues.

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June 21, 2022 10:12 pm
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This….

Speaking in tongues and passively aggressively destroying any relationship or connection to people in a public setting.

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June 21, 2022 2:24 pm

Welcome to basketball hell Coach Brown.

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June 21, 2022 2:59 pm
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June 21, 2022 2:31 pm

Unless I missed it somewhere on the site, Caleb Swanigan passed away … you guys might want to post that.

If I missed it, apologies.

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June 21, 2022 2:52 pm

I agree with you. Terribly sad news.

Rest in peace, Caleb.

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June 21, 2022 3:29 pm
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I hope that he finds peace – his life was not an easy one.

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June 21, 2022 3:19 pm

That’s horrible news . Rest in peace Caleb.

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June 21, 2022 7:22 pm

RIP Caleb.

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June 21, 2022 2:59 pm

Every organization has a soul all right.
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June 21, 2022 3:23 pm
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Other organizations have soul. We have heels.

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June 21, 2022 10:13 pm
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Not matching heels specifically

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June 21, 2022 7:37 pm
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Immediate thumbs up for any dark souls reference. I’ve often commented to my friends that we are the tarnished of NBA franchises

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June 21, 2022 3:05 pm

I love everything about this hire. Smart, confident, proven winner, great pedigree. I think there is more than a decent chance that his impact on the players and organization is significant.

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June 21, 2022 3:24 pm
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I was excited about the hire but this press conference has me more excited….. nice to see a coach exude competence after 3 years of Luke Walton as coach.

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June 21, 2022 3:27 pm
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this👆

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June 21, 2022 3:09 pm

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June 21, 2022 8:37 pm
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Well done Kosta!

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June 21, 2022 3:17 pm

When he was asked about his level of involvement over the last few weeks (still with GS), I thought it was interesting he mentioned having a Zoom meeting with Richaun and his agent. Then, Richaun went to the press conference. Wonder if we’ll keep him after all?

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June 21, 2022 3:26 pm

My thought exactly

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June 21, 2022 3:22 pm

Brown: I’m not here to have fun.
Fans: You’ve come to the right place!

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June 21, 2022 4:15 pm
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LOL

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June 21, 2022 3:51 pm

Nice to have a charismatic and affable coach after the dullness of DJ, Luke and Gentry.
I really like the hire even more. The six years with GS should serve Brown well.
Simply bringing competence to an organization bereft of it for so long is a big win. Thursday is a big day for this franchise, don’t let us down King’s FO.

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June 21, 2022 4:15 pm

Welcome to basketball hell coach Mike Brown!

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June 21, 2022 4:34 pm

Exactly this:

At the end of the day, we’ve watched a lot of these press conferences. No matter how good this press conference was, at the end of the day it’s only going to matter what Brown can accomplish in the locker room and on the court

How many coaches have we had since Adelman? It’s all boilerplate to me until the results are there, so show us what you got Mikey!

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June 21, 2022 4:34 pm

OT: Yo, I’ve been saying it for a while now. Barnes and Holmes for Hayward and the #13. Pick Jalen Williams at #13 and Murray at #4.

Fox, Williams, Hayward, Murray, Sabonis. That’s some good shooting around Fox and Sabonis.

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June 21, 2022 4:39 pm
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Any way we can accomplish this without including Barnes?

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June 21, 2022 4:58 pm
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Doubtful, but it is about the best we could get for an expiring Barnes. Remember Wood got the #26. Holmes is worth a late first at best. The #13 for both is a solid return.

Also, Hayward, when healthy, is better than Barnes. You are banking on his health. That’s the risk, but the reward is potentially far greater.

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June 21, 2022 8:52 pm
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He is a better shooter, rebounder, and passer, for sure. He probably is only going to be available for 1500-1800 minutes, versus the 2500+ Barnes would play, but the #13 pick could hopefully get some run, and the Kings would still have the MLE available, and the season after he is an expiring contract.

I know its optimistic to feel this way, but I am pretty comfortable with the backcourt if DDV is back. I think with Brown on board, and paired with Sabonis, that we will probably see Fox closer to his peak than we have seen in the past. I would not bet against Davion coming back from summer with a good deal of growth in his game. I really liked what I saw from DDV: his physicality, his motor, and his catch and shoot game. You don’t have to squint to hard to see TD outperforming his contract.

I hope the team is gearing up to turn Sabonis into Jokic-lite. He was never fully utilized in Indiana, McMillan wasn’t exactly innovative, and Bjorkgren was a disaster, and I watched a lot of Pacer games the last couple of years, the fit with Turner was not anywhere close to ideal let alone good. I think Murray is pretty easily going to be productive, and probably going to be very good with a chance to be great, at a position that is not deep league wide.

Without any bad contracts, all of their draft capital, and a competent coach, I feel like the Kings are in a position to genuinely put this team on a very positive path.

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June 21, 2022 4:57 pm
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It’ll be fun for the 10 games they play before Hayward gets hurt.

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June 21, 2022 5:01 pm
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That’s the price you pay for the #13.

Just a thought, but the #4 and #13 might be enticing to someone like OKC if Smith Jr. falls to #2. There could be multiple ways to play it.

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June 21, 2022 5:06 pm
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I’ll add, IMO, if Williams is there at #13, you are potentially getting this year’s version of Haliburton, but as a wing. 6’5″ with a 7’2″ wingspan who can shoot and pass!

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June 21, 2022 5:04 pm
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Hayward scares me with all the injuries.

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June 21, 2022 5:07 pm
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You are not making the trade for Hayward, you are making the trade to get out of Holmes’ deal, make use of Barnes’ expiring, and getting the #13. Hayward is the gamble that might just pay off.

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June 21, 2022 5:07 pm
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If the Kings were trying to build something this might make some sense, but it doesn’t make them better this year if you include Barnes, so I’m not sure I see it.

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June 21, 2022 5:10 pm
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True, but it makes them better if Hayward can stay healthy. A healthy Hayward is better than a healthy Barnes. Kings had better get the full physical if they were to do this.

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June 21, 2022 7:53 pm
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there are some interesting options:

  1. Barnes and Holmes for Hayward and 13. Keep #4
  2. Barnes + for Collins Keep #4.
  3. Trade #4 to Indiana with the knowledge that Pistons take Sharpe at 5, get #6 + assets. Take Murray at 6.
  4. Barnes for Collins means Murray is not as critical. Get Collins + keep Ivey or get Collins trade 4 for 6 and get Murray.

Questions:

  1. what is better asset package- Collins vs. Hayward and possible Williams vs. keep Barnes and add Murray at 6 + Pacer asset.
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I will answer: I like the Collins ( for Barnes) + Ivey at #4

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June 21, 2022 8:39 pm
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I would love love love that trade. I dont know if there is as much talent in this draft as last years, but there are some interesting wings to choose from at #13, I think Jalen has a pretty good chance at being a productive player.

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June 22, 2022 1:29 pm
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Hard, HARD pass on Hayward.

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June 21, 2022 5:02 pm

He seems like the right guy for the job.

I enjoyed how he had specific goals/ideals/tenets, etc on how he is going to run things, and wants accountability from all levels of the organization.

It’s the Kings, so I still have reservations about Vivek and Co. mucking things up, but Brown probably won’t be the problem with them not winning

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June 21, 2022 5:28 pm

optimistic about Fox being a two-way player this year. Bring out the dog.

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June 21, 2022 5:39 pm

The guy exudes knowledge, charm, friendliness, discipline & confidence at the same time. I love it.

I think it was also telling at times watching Monte’s reactions to Mike’s answers. He has a pretty good poker face and outside of the obvious attempts at jokes or answers to questions, when Coach Brown was speaking there were a couple moments of insight into Monte’s thinking with slight head nods regarding conversations between different levels in the organization and setting good foundations. I’m getting slightly more excited by the addition of Mike Brown as the coach in order to help set up a solid foundation to build upon.

I really really hope that the players buy in to his way of doing it. It’s not about fun, it’s about winning.

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June 21, 2022 9:16 pm
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Win and the fun will follow.

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June 22, 2022 5:59 am
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Seems very likeable with all the right words . Hope it translates to wins but until it does count me as skeptical .

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June 21, 2022 6:23 pm

Several years ago, I decided I wouldn’t buy any Kings apparel or attend any type of event at G1 until the Kings made the playoffs. Ive never stepped foot in that arena.

I didn’t watch a full game last season but followed the team on here, Twitter, etc. The Haliburton trade pissed me off, because he appeared to be the most poised rookie we have had since Peja.

After a couple years of following Monte, Im (very) cautiously optimistic that he is calculated and capable of drafting talent. He did make a trade for an all-star in his prime, something we haven’t seen since Mr. Malice at the Palace arrived.

Im skeptical of Mike Brown, but hope he has learned a few things over at GS. I do think that Mike Brown’s willingness to accept the job is perhaps a signal that Monte is in fact running the show. Mike doesn’t have a lot of HC opportunities left, and Im reluctant to believe he would leave if things in Sac were as bad as they were pre-Monte.

Im not willing to say Im optimistic, but there are more than a few signs that this organization might finally be on a path to success. We will see.

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