Kings hire Mike Brown: Warriors assistant takes over as Sacramento's head coach

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The Sacramento Kings have actually consented to a handle Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown to become their next coach, the group revealed Monday. Brown will stay with the Warriors throughout of their playoff run and his handle Sacramento is 4 years, per ESPN. Reports had actually formerly recommended that group owner Vivek Ranadive favored previous Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who was likewise a finalist, however the front workplace appears has actually made Brown their option.

Brown is best understood for his very first five-year stint as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. There, he reached the 2007 NBA Finals together with LeBron James, however the Cavaliers never ever made it back there under his watch. He was fired after the 2009-10 season in the hopes that a brand-new coach may assist persuade James to stick with the Cavaliers. He eventually left, however returned in 2014. 

Brown went on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers from there, however after a 41-25 launching season, he was fired following a 1-4 start to the 2012-13 project. He went back to Cleveland for the 2013-14 season, however lasted simply a single year and was release in the past James eventually returned. 

Since then, Brown has actually functioned as a leading assistant under Warriors coach Steve Kerr. He briefly actioned in for Kerr, who was recuperating from back surgical treatment, throughout the 2017 playoffs and published an unbeaten 11-0 record as Golden State’s interim coach. Ranadive was a minority owner of the Warriors prior to taking control of the Kings.

“Mike has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead winning teams throughout his long and successful coaching career,” Kings GM Monte McNair stated in a news release. “He has worked with some of the best players in the NBA and is one of the league’s premier defensive minds. I am excited to bring his extensive experience to Sacramento.”

Now Brown will try to break the NBA’s worst dry spell, going from a group that has actually won 3 current champions to one that has actually not made the playoffs in 16 years. Brown will try to impart his champion experience upon the young Kings and assist turn them into winners. 



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