Sam Amick on the Mike Brown extension & Malik Monk’s free agency

Jun 6, 2024, 11:13 AM

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 13: Head coach Mike Brown gestures at Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento K...

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Following weeks of build-up and some negotiations through media reporting, Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown has inked a multi-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2026-27 season.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to share his thoughts on Brown’s extension, give his take on Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Malik Monk’s free agency, and much more.

Plus: Sam dives into the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coaching search following the news that UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley has emerged as the top choice after weeks of speculation that JJ Redick would be the pick.

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Dan Hurley emerges as the Los Angeles Lakers’ top choice for head coach

  • It seemed as if the Lakers were closing in on hiring JJ Redick, but it appears UConn head coach Dan Hurley is the new top choice in Los Angeles
  • “It seems like Dan is the priority.”
  • How would Hurley be different than past college coaches who have made the jump from the NCAA to the NBA?
  • Could the pivot from Redick to Hurley mean that LeBron James is considering leaving the Lakers?
  • Sam says Los Angeles expects LeBron to return but that this coaching hire could last past the end of his career
  • Will the Lakers be aggressive in free agency and the trade market to capitalize on James’ final season(s)?
  • “I think they’re going to go star shopping again… They know that this window is incredibly small at this point.”

Mike Brown’s extension & Malik Monk’s free agency

  • Kings head coach Mike Brown inks his extension with Sacramento
  • Why was the process so dramatic from a media standpoint?
  • Was there any risk that this extension wasn’t going to happen?
  • Sam says there was concern that the deal wouldn’t happen before the upcoming season begins
  • “It is no small thing to have a winning record in Sacramento.”
  • Will Malik Monk return to the Kings?
  • “I don’t think he’s just waiting in the wings to take whatever the Kings want to offer.”

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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More on Malik Monk & the Kings

Pistons writer predicts Detroit will chase Malik Monk in free agency

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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