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Report: Suns to Interview Igor Kokoskov to fill Coaching Vacancy

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We all knew this was coming.

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After the Phoenix Suns fired head coach and former Jazzman Earl Watson just three games into the season, it was no secret that they’d be looking for options besides Jay Triano to replace him. Today this news broke:

Coach Kokoskov and Quin Snyder go way back. All the way back to 1999, in fact, when Quin was head coach at the University of Missouri and Kokoskov was an assistant. In addition to his time with Quin, he’s been an assistant coach for several different NBA and national teams. He’s filled two head coaching positions, taking the helm for the Georgian and Slovenian national teams.

Not insignificant in all this is Igor’s connection to the Suns organization, with which he spent five years as an assistant.

The Jazz would miss Coach Kokoskov, but we’d wish him the best should get the Phoenix job and choose to take it.