ANKARA

Serbian basketball coach Igor Kokoskov has been appointed the head coach of Fenerbahce Beko following the departure of Zeljko Obradovic.

The Istanbul club Saturday confirmed that the club reached an agreement with Kokoskov for the next three years.

Fenerbahce Beko added that Kokoskov retains his assistant coach role for the US’ Sacramento Kings until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Kokoskov has worked as head coach for the Serbian national team since 2019.

He became the first non-American assistant coach in the NBA in 2000, working for the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and Utah Jazz between 2010 and 2018.

The Phoenix Suns hired Kokoskov as a head coach in 2018 and completed the 2018-2019 season with a 19-63 win/loss record.

The 48-year old manager also helped Slovenia’s national team to win the gold medal in EuroBasket 2017.

Fenerbahce Beko recently parted ways with their former head coach Zeljko Obradovic, who wanted to take a break from his career.

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