Igor Kokoskov joins Fenerbahce Beko

04 July 2020 Saturday 18:38

We are pleased to announce that our team has agreed a three year deal with Serbian/US head coach Igor Kokoskov.

Kokoskov has 20 years of experience in the NBA for seven different franchises, including serving as the Suns' head coach in 2018-19.

He most recently served as the assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings during the 2019-20 season.

Besides, Kokoskov has served as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz (2015-18), Orlando Magic (2014-15), Cleveland Cavaliers (2013-14), Phoenix Suns (2008-13), Detroit Pistons (2003-2008), and Los Angeles Clippers (2000-03).

Igor Kokoskov is the first non-American born head coach in the NBA (2018), the first non-American assistant to serve on an NBA All-Star Game coaching staff (2006), and the first full-time, non-American assistant coach in the NBA history (2000).

He has been on the coaching staff of seven teams to reach the Conference Finals, two teams to reach the NBA Finals, and won an NBA title as an assistant coach with the Pistons in 2004, becoming the first non-American assistant coach to be an NBA Champion.

As the head coach of the Slovenian national team from 2016-17, he guided the team to a gold-medal at FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Prior to that, Kokoskov was head coach of the Georgian national team from 2008-15, qualifying for EuroBasket three times.

Igor Kokoskov is also the head coach of the Serbia national team.

Igor Kokoskov will be in Istanbul to join the team as soon as the NBA season is over.

We would like to welcome Igor Kokoskov and wish him endless success in Fenerbahçe!

Fenerbahce Sports Club