Suns news: Phoenix fires head coach Igor Kokoskov
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REPORT: Suns fire head coach Igor Kokoskov

Igor Kokoskov, Suns

The Phoenix Suns have reportedly fired head coach Igor Kokoskov after just one season with the team.

Kokoskov spent just roughly one year with the team after being hired as the Suns head coach in May 2018. He compiled a 19-63 record this 2018-19 campaign, last in the Western Conference.

The Suns reportedly wanted to bring the Kokoskov back for a second season after the team pulled off impressive wins late in the season, including upsets against the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors. However, the team decided to move towards another direction.

Prior to the Suns, the 47-year-old spent years as an assistant for various NBA teams such as the LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz.  He was one of the assistant coaches of the Pistons team which won the 2004 NBA Finals, upsetting the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers squad.

Apart from his tenure in the NBA, Kokoskov also coached several national teams. He was an assistant coach for the Serbia and Montenegro national team which competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 EuroBasket.

In addition, he was the head coach of the Georgia men’s national basketball team. Finally, he was the head coach of the Slovenian men’s national team that won the gold medal in the 2017 EuroBasket 2017.