So how much say does Kokoskov, a first-year NBA head coach who had been an assistant in the league for 18 years, have in what Phoenix’s front office is doing with a roster he has to coach? “NBA organization is a serious organization,” Kokoskov said after Saturday’s shootaround before the Suns played the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I’m always asked for opinion and my job description is to run the team and coach the team and get us ready and prepared for Minnesota.”
Crawford chose not to comment on the reported trade, but he will be a familiar face for Rivers, who was coming off a career season in his final season with Los Angeles before joining the Wizards this season. “It’s too fresh for me to digest,” Crawford said after Saturday’s shootaround. “There are players involved that I know. It’s too fresh.”
Storyline: Austin Rivers Trade
So what exactly what happened last night? Chris Wallace: We had been dealing with Washington in the trade (involving MarShon Brooks & Wayne Selden) and as soon as Dillon Brooks was mentioned in the trade, it stopped. I’m not sure where the other parties got Dillon from, but they didn’t get it from us. Once he was requested, then that was the end of that.
Storyline: Dillon Brooks Trade?