Friday, December 9, 2022

Kings hiring Warriors assistant Brown as next head coach

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly selected who will likely be their next head coach.

Former All-Star level guard-turned-head coach-turned-color commentator Mark Jackson had been broadly reported as the frontrunner to land the gig in Sacramento final week, however he is additionally been rumored to be a contender for the emptiness with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported final week that along with Jackson and Brown, the Kings had been additionally speaking with former Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford.

Brown will likely be taking on a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006, which represents the longest drought within the NBA. Luke Walton served on the helm in Sacramento for 2 consecutive 31-41 campaigns in 2019-20 and 2020-21, earlier than being fired after a 6-11 begin this season.

Alvin Gentry took over following Walton’s departure and went 24-41 the remainder of the way in which. Gentry was fired in April.

The brand new rent is in his sixth season on Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr’s bench and can end the workforce’s playoff run earlier than taking on his new membership, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Dubs are at the moment up 2-1 of their best-of-seven Western Convention semifinal collection in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Previous to becoming a member of Golden State, Brown frolicked as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, compiling a 347-216 regular season record and 47-36 mark within the playoffs. Brown was named the 2008-09 NBA Coach of the 12 months after guiding the Cavs to a 66-16 report.

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