Mike Brown’s trip to Lake Tahoe Ritz Carlton on hold after $50,000 fine

Jan 17, 2024, 9:10 AM

Head coach Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings reacts alongside De'Aaron Fox #5 during the second ha...

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JANUARY 16: Head coach Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings reacts alongside De'Aaron Fox #5 during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on January 16, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Kings 119-117. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The hits keep coming for Mike Brown.

First, the Sacramento Kings coach was ejected from the team’s 143-142 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. After the game, Brown brought a laptop with him to the post-game podium and broke down a handful of plays that didn’t go Sacramento’s way.

On Tuesday, the NBA fined Brown $50,000 for “aggressively pursuing a game official during live play, and for publicly criticizing the officiating.”

Then on Wednesday, before the team’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, Mike Brown jokingly admitted the fine has impacted his family’s All-Star break plans.

“My partner Rochelle, she’s upset with me because I was gonna splurge and take them skiing,” Brown said. “Sacramento’s a great place. The city is unbelievable, it’s close to Tahoe… But we were gonna stay at the Ritz Carlton on the north side of Lake Tahoe and we were gonna splurge a little bit for All-Star break, go skiing, I was gonna take my grandson skiing. But I called her and told her we probably won’t be able to do it today unless the Ritz Carlton, which is a terrific place, gives me a discount.”

Hopefully Mike Brown can find another suitable hotel for the NBA All-Star break.

Upcoming schedule for Mike Brown and the Sacramento Kings

  • Thursday, January 18th – Kings vs. Indiana Pacers – 7 p.m. PST
  • Monday, January 22nd – Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks – 7 p.m. PST
  • Thursday, January 25th – Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 p.m. PST
  • Saturday, January 27th – Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 6 p.m. PST

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