Igor Kokoskov Rumors

When Hammond left Missouri for the Clippers, he brought Kokoskov along, recommending him to coach Alvin Gentry and general manager Elgin Baylor upon his arrival. Three years later, after Hammond had moved to the Pistons front office, he convinced Joe Dumars to bring Kokoskov in for Larry Brown’s coaching staff. “John Hammond was Igor’s American father,” Nenad Kokoskov said. “A real friend. An honest friend. Privately and professionally. He recognized his talent.”