Kings GM Monte McNair agrees to contract extension, sources say

Kings GM Monte McNair agrees to contract extension, sources say

After orchestrating a outstanding franchise renaissance, Sacramento Kings normal supervisor Monte McNair has agreed on a contract extension, sources advised ESPN on Tuesday.

McNair, who had entered into the ultimate months of his unique three-year deal, has overseen the Kings (27-18) rise to 3rd place within the Western Convention and a playoff berth that might finish a 16-year postseason absence.

The Kings are additionally working to finalize a brand new contract for assistant normal supervisor Wes Wilcox, sources stated. Wilcox and McNair have labored carefully collectively in reshaping the group.

After arriving in Sacramento in 2020, McNair has labored with assistant GM Wes Wilcox to supervise the stabilization of a wayward group and engineer a collection of strikes which have elevated the franchise into Western Convention rivalry.

Amongst them was the drafting and buying and selling of Tyrese Haliburton for All-Star middle Domantas Sabonis, the drafting of spectacular rookie Keegan Murray, buying guard Kevin Huerter in a commerce and the hiring of coach of the yr candidate, Mike Brown. One other key to the Kings' revitalization: the expansion of level guard De'Aaron Fox, who's an All-Star candidate within the West.

The Kings employed McNair after 13 seasons as a entrance workplace govt with the Houston Rockets, charging him with the reshaping a traditionally dysfunctional and underachieving franchise.

The Kings, who have not had a profitable season since 2005-2006, are averaging 120.3 factors — most within the NBA. That will be probably the most factors per sport of any workforce within the NBA for the reason that San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets in 1983-1984, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Info analysis.

The Kings have additionally had two separate six sport profitable streaks this season — one thing they hadn't performed as soon as between 2005-2006 to 2021-2002, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Info analysis.

Sacramento will host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

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