Kings give GM Monte McNair a contract for more than one year

 Sacramento is off to its best start since the 2004-05 season, which McNair is in charge of.

Kings give GM Monte McNair a contract for more than one year
Kings give GM Monte McNair a contract for more than one year

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and general manager Monte McNair have agreed to add more years to their contract. 


Since taking over before the 2020-21 season, McNair has made a lot of changes to the Kings. The team is now in a position to end its NBA-record 16-year drought without making the playoffs. Owner Vivek Ranadivé said that the team also gave assistant general manager Wes Wilcox a longer contract. 


Ranadivé said, "Monte is an important part of this organization, and I'm thrilled to tell you that he will be staying on." "Since joining the Kings, Monte and Wes have shown that they can make smart, strategic decisions and carry out a long-term plan for the team. The work goes on, and I'm sure that this front office will keep our efforts moving forward." 


The Kings are currently in third place in the Western Conference and lead the Pacific Division (27-19). Since 2005-06, the last year coach Rick Adelman was in charge, Sacramento hasn't had a winning record or made the playoffs.


Since taking over, McNair has made several important moves. He gave De'Aaron Fox a contract extension, traded for two-time All-Stars Domantas Sabonis and Kevin Huerter, drafted players like Davion Mitchell and Keegan Murray, and hired Mike Brown as coach before this season. 


The Kings are off to their best start since 2004-05. The Kings score 120.3 points per game, which is the most in the NBA. They also make 49.5% of their field goals, which is third best.

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