Mike Brown has his extension. What’s next for the Kings?

Jun 3, 2024, 10:21 AM | Updated: 10:22 am

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 10: Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown reacts during the se...

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After weeks of negotiating, the Sacramento Kings and head coach Mike Brown agreed on a multi-year extension over the weekend.

Brown, who was entering the final guaranteed year of his original deal with the Kings, has inked a three-year, $30 million deal that will keep him under contract through the 2026-27 season.

It was a well-deserved deal for Brown, the 2022-23 NBA Coach of the Year and lone Sacramento head coach with a playoff appearance since the start of the 2006-07 season, and one that brought the 54-year-old’s salary into the same range as coaches around the league like Detroit’s Monty Williams and Phoenix’s Mike Budenholzer.

While the brief–and likely blown out of proportion–Brown vs. Kings drama has subsided, the fact remains that Sacramento has some work to do this summer after missing the NBA Playoffs by one game.

Kings general manager Monte McNair will punch his time card in the coming weeks once the NBA Finals conclude and eyes turn to the NBA Draft (June 26-27) and the start of free agency (June 30th).

If Sacramento misses the playoffs next season, who will be on the hot seas: Brown, McNair, or both?

During Monday’s edition of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross, the guys shared their thoughts on what’s next for Brown, McNair, and the Kings–and who could be at fault if Sacramento falls short in 2024-25:

YouTube video

Topics Discussed

  • Did Mike Brown give the Kings a discount to sign an extension?
  • Even though Sacramento missed the NBA Playoffs by one game, did Brown earn a new deal?
  • An important question: If not Mike Brown, then who?
  • Is Brown on the hot seat if the Kings miss the playoffs next season?
  • Another disappointing season could change the fan perception of Brown–as well as this core of talent
  • Is GM Monte McNair more at fault if Sacramento misses the postseason?

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

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

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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