Igor Kokoskov hired as Kings assistant coach

2019-06-13T23:41:21+00:00 2019-06-13T23:45:37+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

13/Jun/19 23:41

Eurohoops.net

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Igor Kokoskov.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Igor Kokoskov is set to become an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Serbian coach had been a free agent after being fired by the Phoenix Suns in April.

The Suns had appointed Kokoskov as head coach on May 2018, making him the first ever European-born head coach in NBA. His debut season with Phoenix finished with a 19 – 63 record.

Kokoskov had been an assistant coach on various NBA teams, most recently with the Utah Jazz from 2015-2018. In 2017, he served as head coach of the Slovenian national team in the EuroBasket, leading them to the first-ever gold medal title in the country’s history.