Steve Kerr heaps praise on Mike Brown after he was hired by Kings

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr praised Mike Brown after he was signed by the Sacramento Kings.

Before Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors received word that there would be changes in the coaching staff. On Sunday, May 8, it was reported that assistant Mike Brown had agreed to a four-year deal with the Sacramento Kings to become their next head coach.

Brown has been on the staff of Warriors head coach Steve Kerr since 2016, and before Game 4 he praised his longtime associate head coach.

Steve Kerr praises Mike Brown after being hired as the Kings’ next head coach

Brown has been with Golden State since 2016 and was part of the team’s three seasons of winning the NBA Championship. He was also a former NBA Coach of the Year in 2009, when he managed the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he also coached to their first Eastern Conference Championship in 2007.

Overall, Brown has a 347-216 regular-season record and a 47-36 playoff record as head coach.

As Kerr pointed out in the tweet above, Brown should be part of the Warriors team until the end of the playoffs. In fact, the team needed him for Game 4 as Kerr was included in the league’s health and safety protocols. As a result, Brown served as interim head coach for Golden State for Game 4.

The Kings certainly had to feel good about the decision to hire Brown as the Warriors rebounded from a 69-62 deficit in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, the Warriors fought back in the last 12 minutes of regulation time with 39 points, won 101-98 and took a 3-1 lead.

Sacramento got their new head coach in Brown, who was fairly endorsed by Kerr. Steve Kerr heaps praise on Mike Brown after he was hired by Kings

John Verrall

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