Mike Brown says he’s ‘encouraged’ by the Kings’ start to the season

Nov 3, 2023, 8:43 AM | Updated: 8:53 am

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings reacts during th...

(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

One day removed from Wednesday night’s heartbreaking loss against the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown met with the media to share his thoughts on how his team has performed thus far in the regular season.

Last season, Sacramento held an 0-4 record through four games. So far this year, the Kings are 2-2, with both losses coming against their Northern California foe, the Warriors.

Although they couldn’t put the finishing touches on a win without star guard De’Aaron Fox at Chase Center, Brown explained to reporters why he has felt encouraged about where Sacramento is following the first four games of action.

YouTube video

You can watch the entire interview with Mike Brown by clicking the play button located on the video above this post.

For more interviews from today’s practice and more Sacramento Kings content, click here.

Mike Brown on the Kings looking to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss

“It’s the NBA. You keep going, you get to get hit in the head, you’ve got to go to the next one. There’s too many games to dwell too much on what happened in the past. You just hope that you can learn from some of the mistakes that you made, and you know, we watched the film, we went over a couple of things, and I think our guys are going to definitely be better from it.”

Brown on being encouraged from what he saw in Golden State

“I felt that our physicality was pretty good. You know, offensively, we didn’t spray the ball like we normally do, but we did enough to win, and and usually when your offense isn’t where you want it to be. your defense is at a pretty high level and you’re going give yourself a chance. So, that’s what we did.

“At this point in the year, there wasn’t any one thing that I could say, ‘dang I wish we did this better.’ You wish you did a little better here, a little bit there, a little better in this aspect of maybe you get the win for game four. I’m encouraged in the direction that we want to go. We always talk about playing fast, and we didn’t play as fast as we wanted to last night.

“We we’re talking about playing physical. I thought we were pretty physical without fouling for the most part, and then trying to play the right way, and I thought we tried to play the right way on both ends of the floor. Our defense wasn’t perfect, but we didn’t just stop. I mean, we were flying around and protecting one another and trying to contest shots and and then keeping them off the offensive glass, so it’s I guess not one area. Long-wind answer, not one area, just a little bit better here, a little bit better there and maybe we come out with a win.”

When is the next Sacramento Kings Game?

Sacramento will conclude a three-game road trip with a two-game set against the Houston Rockets that will tip-off on Saturday night.

Following Saturday’s matchup, both teams will take a day off before running things back on Monday afternoon once again at Toyota Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Rockets coverage, beginning at 3:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 5:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Houston.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Saturday, November 4th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Monday, November 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets – 5 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST
  • Monday, November 13th – Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 7:00 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Sacramento Kings

HOUSTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 19: Stanley Johnson #34 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the Ho...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Stockton Kings acquire veteran forward Stanley Johnson

The Stockton Kings have acquired veteran NBA forward Stanley Johnson in a move that could also help the big league club in Sacramento.

18 minutes ago

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a photo ...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Kayte Christensen on Harrison Barnes’ fit in the Kings lineup

Sacramento Kings TV analyse Kayte Christensen joined Jason Ross to break down the Kings' loss to the Pelicans, Harrison Barnes' role & more.

36 minutes ago

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacr...

Brenden Nunes

Four Takeaways: The Sacramento Kings fall to New Orleans, yet again

The Sacramento Kings struck first Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, but Brandon Ingram and crew bounced back quickly.

2 hours ago

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots over Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento King...

Joseph Jarosz

Marc Spears on how the Kings live up to their ‘heightened expectations’

ESPN's Marc Spears has some ideas on how the Sacramento Kings can live up to their "heightened" expectations.

18 hours ago

A detail view of the court before the NBA In-Season Tournament between between the Sacramento Kings...

Jonathan Ayestas, KCRA Digital Producer

Man dies after medical emergency during Sacramento Kings game, officials say

A man died Monday evening after a medical emergency during the Sacramento Kings game with the New Orleans Pelicans, officials said.

1 day ago

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the b...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Kings can’t overcome rough second quarter in loss to Pelicans

The Sacramento Kings were eliminated from In-Season Tournament contention as the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at Golden 1 Center.

1 day ago

Mike Brown says he’s ‘encouraged’ by the Kings’ start to the season