Monte McNair

General Manager, Sacramento Kings

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Monte McNair is in his fourth season with the Kings as General Manager, joining the team on September 17, 2020. As the team’s top basketball executive, McNair leads all basketball operations. In his third season, McNair made key additions - hiring Mike Brown (2023 NBA Coach of the Year), selecting Keegan Murray (NBA Rookie 3-point record), trading for Kevin Huerter (Career-highs in PPG, 3s, FG%, 3pt%), and signing Malik Monk (Led NBA in total points among reserves) - following a trade for three-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis in 2022. McNair signed a long-term extension with Sacramento on Jan. 24, 2023 and was named the 2022-23 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year.

A native of Oak Park, California, McNair returns to his home state from the Houston Rockets, where he previously held the title of Assistant General Manager since 2018. Prior to that, McNair led the analytic efforts of the Rockets basketball operations department where he worked closely with Houston’s coaching staff to provide on-court strategy and analysis along with opponent preparation. During his time in Houston, McNair was involved with all aspects of player evaluation, including trade, free agency and the Draft. The organization reached the NBA Playoffs over the course of eight consecutive seasons, including two trips to the Western Conference Finals, while amassing seven seasons with 50+ wins.

Before joining the Rockets, McNair worked as a sports programmer and researcher at STATS LLC. McNair played football at Princeton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.

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