By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 Draft Luka Doncic won the EuroBasket playing under a Serbian coach: Igor Kokoskov. Doncic thrived under the newly appointed Phoenix Suns head coach who isn’t the only Serbian that the Real Madrid star would play with/for.
“Hard question… We all know who is Zeljko (Obradovic), and then there is Sasha Djordjevic. There are a lot of good coaches. And for Serbian players, I think (Bogdan) Bogdanovic. We are friends, he is a great player, I could learn a lot [from him],” Doncic said to Serbian website Telegraf.rs when asked if there are any Serbian coaches or players he’d choose to work with.
In fact, Doncic can actually become Bogdanovic’s teammate next season. If the Phoenix Suns choose to select Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the Draft, then the Kings, that hold the second pick, might go with the young Slovenian player.
Doncic, 19, won the first EuroLeague title of his career on Sunday (20/5) by leading Real Madrid to a win over Fenerbahce in the Final. He was voted as the Final Four MVP, the fourth individual distinction he wins in this EuroLeague campaign, after being named season MVP and a member of the All-EuroLeague First Team, plus this season’s “Rising Star”.