Mike Brown talks Kings success and why Sacramento was a "Sleeping Giant"

One-on-one with Kings head coach Mike Brown

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It has been a wild season in Sacramento with more ups than downs. The franchise appears to be on the right path for the first time in almost two decades and a big part of the current success of the team is due to the hiring of veteran head coach Mike Brown over the summer.

Brown is a walking soundbite who has gone viral on many occasions already this season. He’s brought a new energy within the walls of Golden 1 Center and the results have been nothing short of amazing.

There is a blue collar feel to this season’s squad. They show up almost every night and compete, which hasn’t always been the case. With the wins stacking up, the Kings are the feel good story of the NBA season.

When you are a team on the rise, you get recognition. If the Kings needed proof of this, all they need to do is look at this weekend’s All-Star festivities in Salt Lake City, Utah.

De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis represented the team in the All-Star game over the weekend. Keegan Murray participated in the Rising Stars game and Neemias Queta earned an invite to the G League’s Next Up game. Kevin Huerter made it to the 3-point shootout as well, even if things didn’t go as planned.

With the team sitting in third place heading into the stretch run, The Kings Beat had an opportunity to catch up with Brown, who is one of the frontrunners for NBA Coach of the Year. In his first season on the job, he has the team playing hard and in a position to snap the franchise’s 16-year playoff drought.

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