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Who is Mike Brown's wife Carolyn after he's named Sacramento Kings head coach?

Joshua Rogers May 9, 2022
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Here’s what we know about Mike Brown’s wife Carolyn and their sons after the Sacramento Kings hired him as their new head coach.

The Sacramento Kings have agreed on terms with Mike Brown on a four-year contract to become the franchise’s next head coach, per ESPN.

Brown, who is currently an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, will remain in San Francisco throughout the postseason. He will join the Kings after the season concludes.

After the announcement, we take a look at Mike Brown’s wife Carolyn and their family.

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What we know about Mike Brown’s wife, Carolyn

Mike Brown met his wife Carolyn in 1992 during his time with the Denver Nuggets when he was initially an unpaid video intern.

According to one profile of Carolyn (per Heavy), the two met at a Denver bar when Carolyn was a student at the University of Colorado. The two reportedly clicked instantly.

“I thought she was amazing,” Brown said.

Speaking about their lives together, Carolyn said: “Mike and I are private people. Our favorite place to be is at home, although Mike might say second would be in the gym with one of our kids. But we are not very social people. Anywhere with just the four of us is the greatest place for us.”

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Mike Brown has two children who very into sports

Mike Brown and his wife Carolyn have two sons, Elijah and Cameron. Elijah is a former 3-star recruit who committed to the Butler Bulldogs before transferring to New Mexico. He then transferred again and spent his senior season with the Oregon Ducks in 2017.

As a senior, the 6ft 4in guard averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

According to a 2013 interview with the Indianapolis Star, Carolyn said Elijah inherited a lot from his father. “They’re very similar. They both have a yearning to get better, so settling is not an option. They both want to be the best in their craft.”

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In a 2018 feature, the couple’s other son, Cameron, was playing football for Case Western Reserve University while working for CUTCO, a local kitchen supply company.

He uploaded his highlights of the 2021 Season in the AFL Division 1 through a 6 game season to YouTube.

Brown’s career in the NBA

Brown is best known for his five-year stint as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he reached the 2007 NBA Finals with LeBron James. He was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year that season.

Brown went on to coach the LA Lakers where he spent two seasons at the helm. He was fired at the beginning of the 2012-13 season and returned to Cleveland for one more year.

He joined Steve Kerr as an assistant with the Warriors seven years ago where has has remained to this day.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.