Sacramento Kings Hire Mike Brown As Head Coach

The Sacramento Kings have hired Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown as their next head coach, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brown will finish out the postseason with the Warriors before taking on his full-time job with the Kings.

The 52-year-old will be Sacramento's 12th head coach since the 2006-07 season, which marked the start of its 16-year playoff drought. 2006 was the last time Sacramento made the postseason.

According to ESPN, Brown enters the organization with a mandate to end the franchise's playoff drought, the longest active spell in the NBA.

Brown has been on Steve Kerr's staff with the Warriors since 2016. He gets his first head coaching gig for the first time since the 2013-14 season when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second stint.

Brown has had head coaching stints with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2011-12 season and the Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010. He won Coach of the Year in 2009.

The Kings chose not to bring back interim coach Alvin Gentry, who took over the head coaching role when Sacramento fired Luke Walton after a 6-11 start to the 2021-22 campaign. Walton, like Brown, also served as an assistant with the Warriors.

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