SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Monte McNair.
McNair has overtaken the Kings since taking over prior to the 2020-21 season and has the team poised to end an NBA record 16-year run in the playoffs. Owner Vivek Ranadivé said the team also extended the contract of assistant general manager Wes Wilcox.
“Monte is an integral part of this organization and I am pleased to announce his extension,” said Ranadivé. “Since joining the Kings, Monte and Wes have proven to be thoughtful and strategic decision makers who have demonstrated their ability to execute on a long-term vision for the team. The work continues and I have confidence in this front office to continue to drive our efforts forward.”
The Kings (27-19) currently lead the Pacific Division and are in third place in the Western Conference. Sacramento hasn’t had a winning record or a playoff berth since the 2005-06 season in coach Rick Adelman’s last year.
McNair has made several key moves since taking over, including giving De’Aaron Fox an extension, trading for two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis and Kevin Huerter, signing players like Davion Mitchell and Keegan Murray and hiring Mike Brown as coach before this season .
Sacramento is off to its best start since the 2004-05 season. The Kings rank first in the NBA in scoring with 120.3 points per game. game and third in field goal percentage with 49.5%.
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