After only one season, Igor Kokoskov was dismissed as coach of the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
The Discharge Date The first NBA head coach born in Europe, Kokoskov, was partly motivated by a desire to fight the Los Angeles Lakers while pursuing Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams, sources said League over ESPN. "
" It's best that we take our head coaching position in a different direction, "said Sun General Manager James Jones in a press release," I want to thank Igor for his work last season and wish him good luck "The Lakers are planning a second meeting with Williams this week, assuming the Sixers defeat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday to finish their first round series." The Lakers are also planning a second interview with Tyronn Lue.
The Suns have a talent of young talents that could include the possible selection of Duke Forward Zion Williamson or Murray State Guard Ja Morant in the upcoming NBA Draft during his time as assistant coach For Portland Trail Blazers, Jones played under Williams, and Jeff Bower, the new senior vice president of basketball operations, hired Williams as head coach d He's New Orleans Pelicans.
Kokoskov is considered a superior offensive teacher, but the game fell victim to a squad that was free of point guards and organizational dysfunctions that turned the franchise into a peaceful graveyard. Kokoskov started in 36 games this season with three rookies. The Atlanta Hawks, the next highest team in games, started with three rookies.
The Suns' next coach will be seventh in eight seasons.
The Suns ended with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second worst record in the NBA at 19-63. The New York Knicks were 17-65. Phoenix was a NBA worst 21 years ago a year ago.
Since 2012/13, the suns between 199 and 375 are associated with the Orlando Magic for the NBA's worst record in this span.
This report uses information from ESPN statistics and information.