(Photo : Ezra Shaw / Staff) SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown shouts to his staff throughout their sport towards the Indiana Pacers at Golden 1 Center on November 30, 2022 in Sacramento, California.
The Sacramento Kings employed Mike Brown as head coach in May with the aim of ending the staff’s 17-year playoff drought, and he completed this by main them to the playoffs.
Mike Brown, First Unanimous Winner in NBA History
Brown has been named the NBA’s Coach of the Year, turning into the primary unanimous winner in NBA historical past after receiving votes from 100 media members.
Brown, who beforehand gained the award in 2009, has 4 NBA championship rings and has coached the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Despite his fame for prioritizing protection, Brown’s Kings staff has develop into one of the vital environment friendly offensive groups in NBA historical past, scoring a league-best 118.6 factors per 100 possessions within the common season. The staff is at present up 2-0 in a first-round playoff collection towards the Golden State Warriors.
Brown’s management has been on show all through the season – along with his ejection from a sport towards the Toronto Raptors in December finally resulting in a Kings victory and showcasing the staff’s spirit.
The Kings have additionally earned respect from opponents and followers, with the staff seeing its first pair of All-Stars since 2004 in Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox.
Brown created an “All-In” contract earlier than the start of the season to ensure that everybody on the staff shared a standard understanding of the requirements for a profitable tradition. Early on, he additionally made it clear that he was prepared to steer by instance, demanding a quicker apply tempo and doing pushups throughout coaching camp.
As the Kings proceed their playoff journey, Brown has expressed his excessive expectations for the staff, saying, “We’re trying to win a championship like everybody else.”
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