Igor Kokoskov Rumors
Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said that L.A. Clippers guard Milos Teodosic is among the names that his team is already considering ahead of the upcoming NBA free agency. “He [Teodosic] certainly is one of the names we [Suns] discuss,” Kokoskov said in an interview with Serbian website Sport Klub.
Here are Kokoskov’s full comments on Teodosic: “I think all the best about Milos, he is my friend and we had the opportunity to meet here. He is basketball legend. These are the names we take a look at when it comes to free agents, but of course, everything is far from a decision. What I can say is that Milos is absolutely an NBA player. He has done a lot both at the level of the (Serbian) national team and at the EuroLeague level, so his path now is the USA – he had a good season and certainly is one of the names we [Suns] discuss.”
Gerald Bourguet: #Suns officially announce Igor Kokoskov’s coaching staff: Joe Prunty (asst.) Corliss Williamson (asst.) Jamelle McMillan (asst.) Jason Staudt (asst.) Cody Toppert (director player dev.) Devin Smith (player dev.)
The move for Doncic was the perfect way to commemorate how the Mavs acquired Nowitzki 20 years ago in a draft-night deal that was much riskier at the time but made this one more readily acceptable. The Mavericks won that 1998 trade with Milwaukee in lopsided fashion, with Nowitzki — then a little-known German whom Dallas general manager Donnie Nelson said baffled folks back then with that “hockey-sounding name” — now merely padding stats on his illustrious Hall of Fame career. As the youngest to ever win an ACB title, EuroLeague title, EuroLeague MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP, Doncic is the most decorated European player to ever get drafted. He won’t hold a grudge against Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov, who coached the Slovenian national team, or Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac, a Serbian who scouted him several times, for passing on him. But he did joke, “I’m going to text [them] later and say I’m mad.”
Joe Prunty has agreed to a deal to become the lead assistant for Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov, league sources told ESPN. Prunty had been Milwaukee Bucks’ interim head coach in the wake of Jason Kidd’s firing this season, which included a seven-game loss to the second-seeded Boston Celtics in the first-round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
With former Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov recently accepting the lead position for the Phoenix Suns, the team announced Saturday that Lang has been promoted to the front of the bench starting next season.