Brown leaving Dubs, announced as Kings' new head coach


It's official: Assistant Mike Brown soon will be leaving Steve Kerr's coaching staff.

Kings general manager Monte McNair has named Brown as the new head coach in Sacramento, the team announced Monday.

“Mike has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead winning teams throughout his long and successful coaching career,” McNair said in a statement. “He has worked with some of the best players in the NBA and is one of the league’s premier defensive minds. I am excited to bring his extensive experience to Sacramento.”

Per team policy, the Kings did not disclose the details of Brown's contract.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday, citing sources, that Brown and the Kings agreed to a four-year contract for the longtime Warriors assistant to become Sacramento's new coach.

Mark Jackson was another top candidate for the position, and he and Brown were the reported finalists. 

Prior to being hired by the Warriors in 2016, Brown had eight seasons as a head coach between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. The Ohio native led the Cavs to their first NBA Finals appearance during the 2006-07 season and had a 347-216 overall record with the two teams. 

With the Warriors, Brown served as acting head coach at times during the 2017 postseason, in which he went 11-0 in that role. 

The Kings started their coaching search after firing Luke Walton midseason and not retaining interim coach Alvin Gentry after the season. 

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Sacramento desperately seeks stability and change. And Brown will hope to lead that change as he hopes to help get the Kings to their first postseason in 17 seasons next year.