Issues Arise in Sacramento for Kings Coach Mike Brown


King coach Mike Brown might be the next victim of the brutal coaching world of the NBA, according to one insider.

Sacramento’s ownership group is reportedly unhappy with the former Warriors assistant after his team failed to make it to the playoffs, Kings beat reporter James Ham says.

“Brown backed up year one with a 46-36 record in year two, but the Kings fell short of the playoffs, falling in the second of two play-in tournament games,” Ham wrote. “The failure to repeat the success of the previous year hasn’t sat well with ownership, according to sources.

“This shouldn’t be a complicated matter, but like everything else in Sacramento, it is.”

Sacramento won fewer games than last season, but still ended up in in the Play-In Tournament against recent rivals Golden State.

Though couldn’t get past the Pelicans in the second play-in game.

Brown was named the league’s Coach of the Year last season, so if he were to remain with the team, a significant pay raise would be on the cards.

Especially considering what has happened with other franchises’ coaches, Yahoo Sports‘ Jake Fischer recently reported.

“The outcome of the [Los Angeles] Lakers’ process, and the rest of this unfolding coaching cycle — which has already included paydays for Jason Kidd and new [Phoenix] Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer — will also provide added context for Mike Brown’s contract extension conversations in Sacramento,” Fischer said. “With Brown’s Coach of the Year credentials and the new benchmarks for coaching salaries after Monty Williams landed $70-plus million from Detroit and Budenholzer’s recent $10 million average annual salary, Brown’s talks are expected to center around a similar eight-figure threshold as well, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Tom Thibodeau’s own extension number in New York, sources said, is anticipated to finish in that same ballpark.”

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