The Kings have signed general manager Monte McNair and assistant general manager Wes Wilcox to contract extensions, the team announced in a press release.
“Monte is an integral part of this organization, and I am thrilled to announce his extension,” Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé said in a statement. “Since joining the Kings, Monte and Wes have proven to be thoughtful and strategic decision-makers who have shown their ability to execute a long-term vision for the team. The work continues, and I have confidence in this front office to keep driving our efforts forward.”
While terms weren’t released, McNair is receiving a three-year extension with no options, per Sam Amick of The Athletic.
The Kings (27-19) have been looking good under coach Mike Brown this season and currently sit in third place in the Western Conference. They appear primed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. It was McNair, of course, who hired Brown.
McNair’s original contract expired at the end of the season, and Marc Stein of The Stein Line reported in December that the GM was likely to receive an extension this month.
McNair was hired by the Kings in September 2020, at which time Ranadive said, “I am excited to bring his extensive experience and vision onboard to lead our basketball operations department.”
Before that, McNair worked in the Rockets’ front office for 13 years, spending much of that time under now-76ers head of basketball operations Daryl Morey.
Wilcox has also worked in the front offices of the Cavaliers and Hawks.
Kings Give General Manager Monte McNair Long-Term Contract Extension
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