Sources: Kings GM McNair gets contract extended

by Gordon Dixon - After orchestrating a remarkable franchise renaissance, Sacramento general manager Monte McNair has agreed on a contract extension, sources told ESPN on Tuesday, with a Kings team that has risen to third place in the Western Conference.

Kings GM Monte McNair agrees to contract extension, sources say 6:31 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 After orchestrating a remarkable franchise renaissance, Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair has agreed on a contract extension, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. 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 are also working to finalize a new contract for assistant general manager Wes Wilcox, sources said. Wilcox and McNair have worked closely together in reshaping the organization into a West contender. After arriving in Sacramento in 2020, McNair has worked with assistant GM Wes Wilcox to oversee the stabilization of a wayward organization and engineer a series of moves that have elevated the franchise into Western Conference contention. Editor's Picks These Kings are beaming, thanks in part to Mike Brown 11h Brian Windhorst 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.