No, we’re not talking about the 2002 classic starring Bow Wow back when he was still Lil’ — we’re talking about the Sacramento Kings’ new head coach, Mike Brown.
Golden State Warriors associatehead coachMike Brown has reached a deal with the Kings to make him the team’s 31st head coach. He will take over for interim head coach Alvin Gentry, who stepped in following the firing of Luke Walton late last year. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mike Brown has a career playoff record of 47-36. | Photo by Keith Allison
He lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals appearance during the 2006-07 season + was named Coach of the Year following the 2008-09 season — a level of success the Kings front office would obviously like to replicate.
In eight seasons as head coach, Mike has only postedlosing records twice — the ninth-highest winning percentage among coaches with 500+ games at 61%. He’s spent the last six years in Oakland working with head coach Steve Kerr + star player Steph Curry to win two NBA championships.
Mike also served as the head coach for the Nigerian national team in 2020, leading them to the No. 1 ranking in Africa — even beating the U.S. national team in an exhibition match last July.
Mike is expected to finish out the remainder of the Warriors current playoff run before trading in the Bay for the Valley full time.
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ACTORS | Tues., May 10 | 7 p.m. | The Starlet Room | $15 | Enjoy this post-punk + new-wave band from Vancouver.
Eric Church | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | Golden 1 Center | $45+ | The southern rocker takes center stage for his “Gather Again Tour.” 🎸
Homeschool Day | Wed., May 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum | $3 | Take the afternoon to celebrate art from around the world that highlights mothers. 🖼️
ArtMix: Heart + Soul-idarity | Thurs., May 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum | Prices vary | This 10-year anniversary bash will feature live music, spoken word performances, and collaborative art making.
The Room | Fri., May 13 | 10 p.m. | Tower Theatre | $11.50 | Grab your spoons for the cult classic that will make you say, “Oh, hi Mark.” 📽️
Tahoe Park Garden Tour| Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tahoe Park | $10 | Find reflection + inspiration as you wander through backyards in the Tahoe Park neighborhood.🌷
Concerts for Kids | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tahoe Park | Free | This wholesome gig — performed near the park’s playground — will feature local musicians, as well as hands-on activities, prizes + more.
Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis | Sat., May 14 |11 a.m. | Tower Theatre | $11.50 | Digital animation brings the world of the long-running sports manga to life.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
A memorial was held in Land Park over the weekend for Anne Rudin — the first woman to be elected mayor of Sacramento — following her death in Nov. at 97 years old. Anne was sworn into office in 1983 + served until 1992. (KCRA3)
Sacramento Bee columnist Melinda Henneberger was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prizefor commentary yesterday for her journalism work with the Bee’s sister paper, The Kansas City Star. Melinda has been a Pulitzer finalist the past three years — this is her first win. 🏆 (Sac Bee)
If you’re headed back to the office Downtown, make sure to take advantage of the SacPass Commuter Parking program, which offers discounted rates at select garages Mon.-Fri. Reservations are required + can be made up to a week in advance. 🚗 (Sacramento City Express)
Roseville is set to unveil its Inspiration Garden on Wed., May 11. The garden is made up of 300 low + moderate water use plants in an effort to educate the public about water conservationthrough the use of water-efficient gardening, and is expected to save 35,000+ gallons of water each year. 🌼 (Roseville Today)
Sacramento Ag Products — a joint venture between Hydrite Chemical Co. + Thatcher Group Inc. — has opened a new plant in South Sacramento. The plant will produce chemicals which will be used as fertilizers, and for cleaning food processing facilities. 🏭 (Sac Biz Journal)
The Rocklin West shopping center has been bought by Southern California-based Smithway Associates for $26.5 million. The center has added a number of new businesses in recent years, including Burn Boot Camp + Marco’s Pizza. 💰 (Sac Biz Journal)
Catch a glimpse of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel’s 18th-floor penthouse apartment, which features a stunning 270-degree view of the City of Trees — and even the mountains of Lake Tahoe on a clear day. (Sac Bee)
A Sacramento Metro firefighter has us buzzing after they saved an injured hummingbird over the weekend, when the hurt critter landed aboard an emergency vehicle. Luckily for the winged wanderer, one of the crew members also happened to be an avian expert. 🐦 (CBS13)
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DYK: You can get a flyover view of the River City without leaving the ground?
This carpet — titled “Flying Carpet” by Seyed Alavi — spans the bridge between the parking garage and the terminal A security checkpoint at Sacramento International Airport + gives passengers who aren’t racing to make their flight a bird’s eye view of the area around the Sacramento River.
The airport also has a full list of the art displayed throughout the terminals, which we think is pretty fly. ✈️
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