While there remained three finalists for the position, ESPN announces that Mike Brown will lead the Kings next year. The technician will thus sign a four-year contract with the Sacramento club.
He was therefore preferred to Steve Clifford and especially Mark Jackson, who had the favor of the owner, Vivek Ranadive, while the current assistant to Steve Kerr had the support of GM Monte McNair and the other leaders.
Now 52, Mike Brown has been Steve Kerr’s first assistant for six years, and before that he made a name for himself coaching the Cavaliers and then the Lakers. In eight years as “head coach”, he has reached the playoffs six times, and that’s what the Kings are looking for: a coach used to the playoffs since the franchise has not reached this stage since 2006. A record…
For Mike Brown, history is repeating itself since six years ago, he took over from Luke Walton on the bench of the Warriors, and after the interim of Alvin Gentry, he will therefore succeed him at again, this time to the Kings.
As for Mark Jackson, it is still a position that passes under his nose. The former leader thus coached the Warriors from 2011 to 2014, but since then he has still not managed to find a bench.
The Sacramento Kings have agreed with Golden State assistant Mike Brown on a four-year contract to become the franchise’s next coach, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2022