The mindset for the Sacramento Kings seems to have always been focused on breaking the 16-year playoff drought that hangs over the collective heads of the city. After making the trade of the year at the trade deadline last season, dealing Tyrese Haliburton to Indiana for Domantas Sabonis, it was apparent the Kings were looking to win now. But does “win now” mean needing to win immediately? I would say so, but it seems that new head coach Mike Brown may not.
After obtaining an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors last season as the lead assistant on Steve Kerr’s coaching staff, Coach Brown turned his focus to Sacramento — a franchise in desperate search of a leader and a strong voice that can carry weight in the locker and in the media.