The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of hiring Igor Kokoskov to join Jason Kidd’s coaching staff, sources confirmed to ESPN. Kokoskov, whose two decades of NBA experience includes a one-season stint as the Phoenix Suns’ head coach, has a strong relationship with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic stemming from his time coaching the Slovenian national team. Kokoskov coached Slovenia for two years, culminating with the EuroBasket 2017 title, when Doncic and Goran Dragic led the nation to its first championship in that event.
Marc Stein: The Mavericks are nearing agreement to secure former Suns coach Igor Kokoskov, their top target, as an assistant to new coach Jason Kidd, league sources say. Kokoskov coached @EuroLeague power Fenerbahce of Turkey last season after a stint in Sacramento as associate head coach.
Where do you guys stand in bringing in Igor Kokoskov? Harrison: “We’re working. He’s one of the guys that we’re considering but we don’t have a deal done with him at all. But he’s amongst one of the few that we’re looking to bring in.”
The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov to become their new head coach. The two sides reached agreement on a three-year contract, league sources told ESPN. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough met with Kokoskov in Houston before Sunday's Game 1 and moved quickly to make an offer, league sources told ESPN.
September 27, 2021 | 7:28 pm EDT Update
CJ McCollum: I think it’s important we don’t lose sight of the fact that 90% of the league is vaccinated. Happy Monday.
Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson on the state of his game: “I can make a lot of jump shots. Pretty good at defensive sliding. My timing is a little off. Reaction time’s not there. That’s being rusty two years. I anticipate in the next four weeks playing 5-on-5 again.” pic.twitter.com/Nk9YDlfyGL