NBA News – Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown is Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) Kings’ Brown Named Coach of the Year – The Sacramento Kings announced the hiring of Mike Brown as head coach in May with hopes he would lead the team out of its 17-year playoff drought. He did that. Now, he’s the NBA’s Coach of the Year. In the first unanimous win for the award in NBA history, 100 media members voted for Brown to beat finalists Mark Daigneault of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics. The 53-year-old previously spent six seasons living an hour and a half away from the home of his current team, where he worked as an assistant under Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. With a total of four NBA championship rings, he came with head-coaching experience from stints leading the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. This is his second time earning Coach of the Year. He won the award in 2009 after guiding a LeBron James-led Cavaliers team to a league-leading 66-16 record and the Eastern Conference finals. Read more at:  (Callie Lawson-Freeman/Yahoo!Sports)

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