The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Common Supervisor Monte McNair.
The contract for Kings Assistant Common Supervisor Wes Wilcox has additionally been prolonged.
“This has been an thrilling season and I’m proud to have the chance to proceed constructing a profitable franchise in Sacramento,” stated Kings Common Supervisor Monte McNair. “I’m particularly grateful to Vivek, all the Kings group and the followers for supporting me each step of the way in which. I’d wish to thank our gamers and coaches for his or her laborious work on and off the court docket. And I’m excited to have Wes Wilcox’s continued counsel and partnership, together with the remainder of our incredible entrance workplace and workers. We acknowledge now we have extra work to do, and I look ahead to what’s forward.”
“Monte is an integral a part of this group, and I’m thrilled to announce his extension,” stated Kings Proprietor and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “Since becoming a member of the Kings, Monte and Wes have confirmed to be considerate and strategic determination makers who’ve proven their means to execute a long-term imaginative and prescient for the group. The work continues, and I’ve confidence on this entrance workplace to maintain driving our efforts ahead.”
Since changing into Common Supervisor of the Kings previous to the 2020-21 season, McNair has made a number of strikes to bolster the roster. McNair prolonged De’Aaron Fox in 2020 earlier than drafting Davion Mitchell with the ninth choice within the 2021 NBA Draft. McNair went on so as to add two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis, who at the moment leads the league in rebounding and double-doubles, and Trey Lyles through commerce in February 2022. Moreover, McNair employed Head Coach Mike Brown in Might 2022 and chosen Keegan Murray fourth total within the 2022 NBA Draft earlier than including Kevin Huerter through commerce and signing Malik Monk in free company. The Kings at the moment sit third within the Western Convention (27-19).
With these strikes, McNair has orchestrated one of the vital prolific offensive groups within the NBA this season and helped information Sacramento to their greatest begin because the 2004-05 season. Offensively, the Kings rank first in scoring (120.3 PPG), second in effectivity (117.9), third in area aim share (49.5%), fourth in assists (27.2 APG), seventh in made 3-pointers (630) and ninth in 3-point area aim share (37.1%). Sacramento has scored 130 factors or extra in 11 video games, main the NBA, and made 20+ 3-pointers in 4 video games this season, together with a franchise file 23 triples versus Orlando on January 9, 2023.
Earlier than taking the helm in Sacramento, McNair was a member of the Houston Rockets entrance workplace since 2007, which included a promotion to Assistant Common Supervisor in 2018. All through his 13 years in Houston, McNair was concerned with all features of participant analysis, together with commerce, free company and the Draft.