NBA Awards 2023: Mike Brown named Coach of the Year

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Sacramento Kings's Mike Brown named the Coach of the Year.

Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings has been named the 2022-23 NBA Coach of the Year. This is Brown's first season coaching the Kings and he guided the franchise to its best season since 2005-06.

He also led the Kings to 18 more wins than last season.

Brown led Sacramento to a 48-34 record, which was third-best in the Western Conference. He is also the reason why the Kings broke their lengthy playoff drought. Sacramento last made the playoffs in 2006, when the Kings had their last winning season. Since 2005-06, Sacramento had never won more than 39 games. They were 30-52 last season.

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This is his second NBA Coach of the Year win after being given the award in 2009 when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last season, he won his fourth title as an assistant coach, doing so with the Golden State Warriors.

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Mike Brown's first Coach of the Year win was with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Coaching a young squad with tons of potential isn't new to Mike Brown. In the 2008-09 season, he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers with a young superstar in LeBron James.

Brown led Cleveland to a franchise-best 66 wins. Losing only 16 games, the Cavs captured the top seed in the Eastern Conference and were one of the favorites to win the title.

The Cavs were the second-best defensive team in the league with Brown at the helm. Offensively, they finished in the top five, which made them a tough matchup for any team. Brown's coaching also helped James capture his first MVP award.

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The Kings' acquisition of Mike Brown helped them end their playoff drought

With Brown, the Kings had the league's best offense. Funnily enough, despite being a defensive-minded coach, he was unable to transform them into a defensive team.

Great things are expected of the Kings this season, all thanks to the brilliance of Brown.

They are 2-0 up against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs and need just two more wins to cause a massive upset.

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