Igor Kokoskov denies Nets’ offer to become an assistant coach of Steve Nash

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Igor Kokoskov denied an offer by the Brooklyn Nets to become an assistant coach of Steve Nash.

Kokoskov is under a three-year contract with Fenerbahce and has no intention to leave the Turkish club and return to the NBA.

“An assistant under Gentry in Phoenix who later coached the Suns himself, Kokoskov is currently coaching in Turkey. Kokoskov would also give Nash another former head coach on the bench.

A source with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic that there was interest in bringing Kokoskov to Brooklyn, but he prefers to stay in Turkey with his current team,” Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

Nash is getting ready for his head coaching debut in the NBA, after signing a four-year contract with Brooklyn.

Steve Nash was hired as Nets coach a little over a month ago and yet Jacque Vaughn remains his lone hire. Here’s the latest on some assistant coaches to keep an eye on over the next few weeks: https://t.co/mdXO52E2r9

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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