Igor Kokoskov, new coach of the Phoenix Suns
May 3, 2018
I met Coach Kokoskov, now assistant coach of the Utah Jazz, the first time in Madrid in 2015 at the Euroleague Final Four International Clinic, that I organized. Aside from his outstanding basketball knowledge, I was impresssed also by the person, and, since then, we stay in touch during the NBA season, also thanks to a common acquaintance, Quin Snyder, the coach of the Jazz, who I met some years ago.
I deeply rooted for Slovenian National team, coached by Kokoskov, during the last year Eurobasket, and I was happy that he won the title. Now I am extremely glad that he, after has been the first European to become assistant coach at college level with the University of Missouri, and the first European assistant coach to win an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004, he has been just appointed as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, it means the first European coach to become head coach of an NBA team.