Sacramento Kings’ head coach Mike Brown fined $50,000 by NBA

Jan 16, 2024, 1:15 PM | Updated: 1:26 pm

Mike Brown head coach of the Sacramento Kings is held back by players after charging at referee Int...

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 14: Mike Brown head coach of the Sacramento Kings is held back by players after charging at referee Intae Hwang #96 during the second half of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on January 14, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 John Fisher/Getty Images)

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The Sacramento Kings head coach’s recent ejection and following postgame comments took the NBA world by storm. On Tuesday, the NBA announced that Mike Brown was fined $50,000 for that incident.

Memes flew around after he brought a laptop to his postgame press conference to show where his frustration lay. Here is the statement released by the NBA:

“Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown has been fined $50,000 for aggressively pursuing a game official during live play, and for publicly criticizing the officiating, it was announced today by Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.”

“Brown’s actions took place during and after the Kings’ 143-142 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 14 at Fiserv Forum.”

For reference, Darko Rajakovic, head coach of the Toronto Raptors, was recently fined $25,000 for his postgame comments criticizing the officiating during their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Also, Mike Brown was fined $25,000 last season for “aggressively pursuing and directing profane language toward a game official.”

Given those prior reasonings, Brown likely received double the amount of Rajakovic because of his on-court approach towards the refs and the following postgame comments.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento’s five-game road trip will come to an end on Tuesday night when the Kings face the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center.

The Kings claimed the first two meetings of this Pacific Division showdown, although Sacramento has yet to face the Suns at full strength with its ‘Big 3’ of Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, and Devin Booker.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Suns coverage, beginning at 4:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 6:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Phoenix.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 16th – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns – 6:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 18th – Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks – 7:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, January 27th – Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 6:00 PM PST

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