After Horrific 2018-19 Season, Suns Fire Kokoskov After One Year
Surprise, surprise, the Phoenix Suns have yet again fired their head coach. After just one season, Igor Kokoskov has been relieved of his duties.
New Suns GM James Jones made the announcement last night. “After extensive evaluation, I determined it is best to move in different direction with our heading coaching position,” he said. “I want to thank Igor for this work this past season and wish him the best with his future endeavours.
Kokoskov, born in Serbia, had the distinction of being the first head coach in NBA history born and raised outside of North America. He is well-respected around the league for his basketball savvy and game preparation.
One can’t help but continue to ridicule and laugh at the Suns organization. It seems as though no coach is given a realistic opportunity, and on the management end, it is always the status quo.
Since 2013, the Suns have now gone through 5 coaches (Lindsey Hunter, Jeff Hornacek, Earl Watson, Jay Triano and Igor Kokoskov). For the sake of this franchise, some stability would really be in order.
The Suns are reportedly going to compete with the Lakers in their pursuit of Monty Williams for the new head coaching position. Williams has ties to the Suns front office, having coached James Jones during the 2007-08 season as an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers.