First Kings Head Coach to Win the Monthly Award Since January 2004
The NBA announced today that Sacramento Kings Head Coach Mike Brown has been named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for February. Brown is the third head coach in franchise history to win the monthly award, joining Rick Adelman (Jan. 2004, Jan. 2002) and Garry St. Jean (Nov. 1995).
Brown led the Kings to an 8-4 record (.667) in February, the second-most wins in the Western Conference during the month, as Sacramento is currently on a four-game win-streak out of the All-Star break. In February, the Kings led the NBA with seven games where they scored 120+ points, which included a 176-175 win in double overtime against the LA Clippers on Feb. 24, marking the second-highest scoring game in NBA history. The Kings ranked first in the NBA in points per game (125.8) and offensive rating (121.2) and went a perfect 7-0 in February in games where they scored 120 points or more.
This season, Sacramento sits at third in the Western Conference with a 36-25 record (.590) and are 11 games over .500 for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The Kings lead the NBA in scoring (120.7) and offensive efficiency (118.0) while ranking third in assists per game (27.1), third in field goal percentage (49.8%), ninth in 3-point percentage (36.8%) and tied for seventh in total 3-pointers made (820).
The honor marks the sixth time Brown has been named Coach of the Month during his coach career, including his first since Dec. 2009. Since the award’s inception in 1982-83, Brown is the 20th coach in the NBA to earn Coach of the Month at least six times in their career.