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Kings give general manager McNair extension

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After orchestrating a remarkable franchise renaissance, Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair has agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced.

McNair, who had entered into the final months of his original three-year deal, has overseen the Kings (27-18) rise to third place in the Western Conference and a playoff berth that would end a 16-year postseason absence.

The Kings also said the contract for assistant general manager Wes Wilcox has been extended. After arriving in Sacramento in 2020, McNair has worked with Wilcox to oversee the stabilization of a wayward organization and engineer a series of moves that have elevated the franchise into Western Conference contention.

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Among them was the drafting and trading of Tyrese Haliburton for All-Star center Domantas Sabonis, the drafting of impressive rookie Keegan Murray, acquiring guard Kevin Huerter in a trade and the hiring of coach of the year candidate Mike Brown. Another key to the Kings’ revitalization: the growth of point guard De’Aaron Fox, who is an All-Star candidate in the West.

The Kings hired McNair after 13 seasons as a front office executive with the Houston Rockets, charging him with the reshaping a historically dysfunctional and underachieving franchise.

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