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.