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What does Ty Lue’s extension mean for Mike Brown & the Kings?

May 30, 2024, 9:07 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown gestures from the sidelin...

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Following the news that head coach Mike Brown and the Sacramento Kings have tabled extension talks, the Los Angeles Clippers handed Ty Lue a lucrative contract on Wednesday.

Brown is reportedly seeking an “eight-figure deal” that would pay him around $10 million per season. This contract would be similar to those of recent Phoenix Suns hire Mike Budenholzer and Detroit Pistons head coach Monty Williams, as well as Lue’s $14 million per season deal with the Clippers.

Now that Lue has been extended, does that mean that Brown is next?

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to discuss what Lue’s extension means for the Brown-Kings talks, preview Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, and much more.

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What Ty Lue’s extension means for Mike Brown & the Kings

  • Sam is in Minnesota for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue has inked a four-year, $70 million extension
  • What does the Lue deal mean for Mike Brown’s extension talks with the Kings?
  • Sam says that Lue’s 2016 NBA title sets him apart from Brown
  • Los Angeles owner Steve Ballmer, the wealthiest owner in the NBA, is also a factor
  • “They are known to spend at a level that others are not.”
  • Is there more to the Kings-Brown negotiations than public perception?
  • Sam says negotiations are ongoing, but timing could be an issue
  • Did Brown’s price go up following Lue’s extension?
  • “The waiting game might ultimately cost Vivek some money.”
  • Looking ahead to Game 5 between the T-Wolves and Mavericks
  • The Boston Celtics continue to rest for the NBA Finals
  • Is JJ Redick the favorite for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job?

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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