Sacramento Kings get permission to interview several assistants in coaching search, plus Mark Jackson, Mike D'Antoni, sources say

The Sacramento Kings have secured permission to interview several assistant coaches for their head-coaching job, including Golden State's Mike Brown, Brooklyn consultant Steve Clifford, Milwaukee's Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, and Boston's Will Hardy, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Among other candidates whom the Kings don't need permission to interview and are expected to discuss the job with team officials: former Warriors coach Mark Jackson and longtime NBA coach Mike D'Antoni, sources said.

Kings general manager Monte McNair is expected to expedite the opening of the interview process soon, and the organization will proceed to narrowing a list for follow-up discussions on the job, sources said.

The Kings (30-52) finished the season with interim coach Alvin Gentry, who replaced Luke Walton after he was fired following a 6-11 start. The Kings have the longest playoff drought in the NBA at 16 seasons.

Sacramento is building its franchise around two young stars, center Domantas Sabonis and point guard De'Aaron Fox. The Kings haven't won 40 games in a season since 2005-06.