December 17, 1971 |
Banatski Brestovac, SFR Yugoslavia
|Nationality||Serbian / American|
|College||University of Belgrade|
|1992–1994||OKK Beograd (youth)|
|1994–1995||OKK Beograd (assistant)|
|2000–2003||Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)|
|2003–2008||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2004–2005||Serbia and Montenegro (assistant)|
|2008–2013||Phoenix Suns (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)|
|2015||Orlando Magic (assistant)|
|2015–present||Utah Jazz (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As assistant coach:
Igor Stefan Kokoškov (Serbian Cyrillic: Игор Стефан Кокошков, born 17 December 1971) is a Serbian basketball coach, currently working as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a head coach of Slovenia men's national team.
As a full-time assistant coach, Kokoškov is the first European to hold such a position in NCAA Division I college basketball, and the first non-American to hold such a position in the NBA. In 2004, he became the first non-American assistant coach to win an NBA championship, and the first to serve on an NBA All-Star Game coaching staff.
Kokoškov, a graduate of the University of Belgrade, coached various club teams in Belgrade, and was on the coaching staff of the Yugoslav (now Serbia) men's and junior national teams. At the age of 24, Kokoškov became the youngest coach in Yugoslavian basketball history, shortly after suffering serious injuries sustained during an automobile accident, that ended a promising basketball playing career.
His savvy, ambitious nature, and command of the English language were factors when he was hired by the University of Missouri's Tigers, as a part of their full-time coaching staff in 1999, making him the first European to hold such a position in NCAA Division I men's college basketball.
Serbia and Montenegro
On 18 April 2008, Kokoškov was named the head coach of the Georgian national basketball team. He coached Georgia at 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania, 2013 EuroBasket in Slovenia and 2015 EuroBasket in Croatia/France.
Kokoskov and his wife, Patricia, were married in the summer of 2009. The couple has two children: a son, Luka, and a daughter, Elina-Grace. On June 18, 2010, Igor Kokoškov became an American citizen.
Head coaching record
- National teams
|2009||Georgia||EuroBasket Div. B||1st||10||9||1|
- Magic Name Igor Kokoskov Assistant Coach
- "Jazz Announce Basketball Staff Additions". NBA.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Suns Complete Coaching Staff
- Cleveland Cavaliers hire Phoenix assistant Igor Kokoskov
- "Utah Jazz: With Snyder ill, Igor Kokoskov coaches Jazz to win over Lakers". The Salt Lake Tribune. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- "Jazz coach Quin Snyder misses game vs. Lakers". NBA.com. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- "Moško člansko reprezentanco bo vodil Igor Kokoškov". kzs.si. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- Video on YouTube
- The Official Athletic Site of University of Missouri
- Kokoškov preuzeo reprezentaciju Gruzije, MTSMondo, 18 April 2008