Suns fire head coach Kokoskov

2019-04-24 02:05:02 GMT2019-04-24 10:05:02(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

After a lacklustre season, the Phoenix Suns decided to fire head coach Igor Kokoskov on Tuesday.

Kokoskov finished his first season as an NBA coach with the worst record in the Western Conference (19-63), and the club chose to move on.

"After extensive evaluation, I determined it is best to move in a different direction with our head coaching position," Suns president of basketball operations James Jones said in team statement. "I want to thank Igor for his work this past season and wish him the best with his future endeavors."

Kokoskov spent 18 seasons as an NBA assistant before becoming a head coach.

According to local reports, the Suns are hoping to hire Monty Williams to replace Kokoskov. Williams coached the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010-15 and had postseason experience.

However, Williams is reportedly also a top candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers, who parted ways with Luke Walton shortly after the regular season concluded.

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