While the Sacramento Kings signed Mike Brown to a four-year deal to become head coach, sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic that Monte McNair is entering the final season of his contract and there have been no talks on a possible extension.

McNair was hired by the Kings during the 2020 offseason.

Sources tell The Athletic that McNair's status was a focal point for many of the coaching candidates as it could mean their partnership is on shaky ground.

There is significant pressure on McNair for the Kings to take a step forward in 22-23 and possibly end their league-long playoff drought.