Igor Kokoskov Rumors
Igor Kokoskov’s status was uncertain since Serbia missed the Olympics and it came as no surprise that the Federation announced parting ways with the coach. The two sides mutually agreed to the decision and the Serbian Federation will search for his replacement in the upcoming days. As already reported, Svetislav Pesic has been the main candidate for the position and has been willing to take the job as long as he can choose who to work with.
Word is that the Lakers did not offer Dudley a coaching role to stay once they made it clear that they were not holding a roster spot for him. The reality, though, is that a behind-the-bench position likely would have been insufficient to keep him in Los Angeles given that the Mavericks promised to install Dudley alongside former Suns head coach Igor Kokoškov and Sean Sweeney (who will be coaching under Kidd for the third time) as one of Kidd’s top three aides.
Joseph Hoyt: Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd confirms that Igor Kokoskov is on his way to join the Dallas coaching staff. Kidd said Kokoskov, a former coach of Mavs star Luka Doncic, will be a great coaching teammate. Said he’s in that offensive genius category of coaching.
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.
An official reaction to reports regarding Igor Kokoskov heading from Fenerbahce Beko to the Dallas Mavericks. Sertac Komsuoglu, a board member of the Turkish club responsible for basketball operations, released a statement on Tuesday. “Our only priority in the process is to protect club interests. All our steps are taken according to this principle,” he wrote in the letter directed to the fans of Fenerbahce after confirming the interest coming from the NBA.