NBA Insider reveals Sacramento Kings' latest extension offer to Mike Brown

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This could be a long summer for both the Sacramento Kings and Mike Brown. It appears they have a chess game going on.

Brown has brought the Kings the most success they've seen since the 2000's. Because of what he has accomplished, it may not be the wisest move to let him walk. However, because of how far they've gone, Brown's price for his next contract has gone up.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the latest offer the Kings have given to Brown. While they've apparently upped their offer, it appears to not be enough.

The Kings could roll the dice and let Brown walk. However, that also would mean they would have to go back to the drawing board for who to call the shots. That's a massive risk to take, and maybe not a wise one for a team who has made the playoffs exactly one time since George W. Bush's time as president ended.

Tyronn Lue's new deal may factor into Sacramento Kings' contract talks with Mike Brown

Yahoo Sports' Jake Fischer reported that the price tag for multiple coaching situations, including the Lakers, will impact Brown's potential extension with Sacramento.

"The outcome of the Lakers’ process, and the rest of this unfolding coaching cycle — which has already included paydays for Jason Kidd and new Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer — will also provide added context for Mike Brown’s contract extension conversations in Sacramento," Fischer wrote.

Fischer also outlined how what certain coaches were paid will factor into Brown's demands.

"With Brown’s Coach of the Year credentials and the new benchmarks for coaching salaries after Monty Williams landed $70-plus million from Detroit and (Mike) Budenholzer’s recent $10 million average annual salary, Brown’s talks are expected to center around a similar eight-figure threshold as well."

If that's not enough, the Clippers just extended Tyronn Lue to a very lucrative new contract.

Note that the Lue hasn't guided the Clippers any further than Brown has guided the Kings the last two years. The situations may be apples and oranges, but Brown is sure to use this during negotiations.

The Kings evidently want to see Brown put his money where his mouth is regarding their newfound success turning into playoff success. Brown on the other hand believes how well he's fared thus far has earned him enough leeway to warrant him a notable pay raise.

Sacramento cannot afford any missteps right now, or they could run the risk of losing a promising era of basketball. Shams' report makes it sound like they want to keep Brown, but on their own terms. They have to think about whether it's worth jeopardizing an era with this much potential.