Kings hire Warriors assistant Mike Brown as head coach

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The Sacramento Kings reached an agreement with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown to become their new head coach on a four-year deal, the team announced.

Brown will replace Alvin Gentry, who finished the season as the interim bench boss following the firing of Luke Walton.

The 52-year-old Brown joined Steve Kerr's staff in Golden State in July 2016 and occasionally served as acting head coach when Kerr was unavailable.

Prior to his time in the Bay Area, Brown went 33-49 in one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers during his second stint with the franchise. He made his head coaching debut with Cleveland during the 2005-06 campaign, spending five years with the club while leading it to the NBA Finals in 2007. He also spent parts of two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers in between his time with the Cavaliers.

Brown owns a career 347-216 record across 563 regular-season games as an NBA head coach. In six trips to the playoffs, the 2009 Coach of the Year is a combined 47-36.

The Kings are hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Their 16-season stretch is the longest without a postseason appearance for a team in NBA history. Brown has failed to make the playoffs just twice in his career: the 2012-13 campaign when he was technically dismissed just five games in by the Lakers, and 2013-14, his final year in Cleveland.

Brown will remain with the Warriors during their ongoing playoff run before moving on to the Kings, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

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