Mike Brown Previews Sacramento Kings' 2023-24 NBA

New Era

The Sacramento Kings have entered a new era under head coach Mike Brown. After 16 straight losing seasons, there is renewed optimism for the future.


Ending the NBA's longest active playoff drought is a top priority next season. "We're starving to get back to the postseason," Brown said.


Improving the NBA's worst defense from last season will be a point of emphasis. Brown's coaching background should help the Kings make strides on that end.

De'Aaron Growth

All-Star point guard De'Aaron Fox took a leap last season. Brown wants to see him take another step forward as a leader and two-way player. 

Sabonis Pairin

The Kings are excited about building around the Fox and Domantas Sabonis pairing. Their pick-and-roll chemistry together will be key.

Roster Holes

Sacramento still has holes to fill at small forward and backup center. Expect those needs to be addressed in the draft, free agency and/or trades.

Rookie Integration

Brown knows integrating rookies takes time. But he wants to empower young players like Keegan Murray to contribute right away.

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