The Sacramento Kings (hereinafter referred to as Sacramento) have agreed to a three-year contract extension with general manager Monte McNair.
Adrian Wojnarowski, a reporter for ESPN specializing in sports, announced on the morning of the 25th (Korean time) that Sacramento had agreed to a three-year contract extension with GM McNair.
General Manager McNair joined Sacramento in 2020. At the time of his appointment, he was full of expectations that he would lead the team well based on his experience working under a talented general manager named Darrell Morey.
At the same time, as soon as he took office, McNair changed a lot of front coat jeans. He appointed Wes Wilcox, who was a candidate for Sacramento general manager, as assistant general manager, hired Phil Jabor as head of human resources, and Paul Johnson as head of basketball operations.
In particular, they succeeded in recruiting Alvin Gentry, who aimed for hot and fast offensive basketball in New Orleans, as an assistant coach (head coach). In addition, by replacing many personnel, they succeeded in completely erasing the smell of the existing Millennium Kings (2000s).
However, the subsequent recruitment of players was criticized by Sacramento fans. He selected Davion Mitchell with the ninth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Earlier, Sacramento selected a great guard in the 2020 draft, Tyrese Halliburton. Also, De’Aaron Pax, the team’s ace, was criticized for only collecting guards because he was in the guard position. 먹튀검증
Most of all, General Manager McNair offered Halliburton in exchange for bringing Domantas Sabonis from the Indiana Pacers ahead of the trade deadline in February of last year. At the time, fans thought Sabonis was a good enough center to be named an All-Star, but not enough to give away Halliburton.
However, this criticism completely turned to cheers after the 2022 NBA Draft. Sacramento named Keegan Murray, who was immediately rated as a power forward with the fourth pick, and successfully acquired Malik Monk from the Los Angeles Lakers. He also brought Atlanta Hawks all-around scorer Kevin Herder to the team.
The three melted into the team much better than expected in Sacramento. In addition, Pax, who was his existing resource, improved his two-man game ability and mid-range ability, which were pointed out as his weaknesses.
In addition, Sabonis boasts a fantastic chemistry with Sacramento’s guards as his strength. Veteran forward Harrison Barnes is also active as a good mentor for Murray, having recovered his prime skills.
Amid McNair’s resourcefulness and Sacramento players’ performance, Sacramento is on the verge of advancing to the playoffs after 17 seasons. This is the longest period in NBA history without making the playoffs. So Sacramento fans are rejoicing at the news of McNair’s contract renewal, which saved him from disgrace.
Meanwhile, Sacramento ranked 3rd in the Western Conference with 27-19 (0.587) this season.