SACRAMENTO -- Luke Walton's coaching staff is expanding. According to a league source, the Sacramento Kings have added former Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov as an assistant.
Kokoskov spent 17 years in the league as an assistant coach with the Clippers, Pistons, Suns, Cavs and Jazz before finally getting the call to head Phoenix prior to the 2018-19 season.
He lasted just one season with the Suns, posting a 19-63 record with the struggling franchise. Phoenix has now lost 58 games or more in four consecutive seasons and burned through four head coaches during that time frame.
Serbian born and raised, Kokoskov brings international experience as well. He led the Slovenian National team to a EuroBasket title in 2017. He also worked as an assistant on Serbian National team in 2004-05 and as the head coach for the Georian National team from 2008-2015.
He joins a growing staff that already includes Jesse Mermuys, Bob Beyer and Roy Rana, as well as assistant player development coach Bobby Jackson.
Kokoskov, Mermuys and Beyers are likely Walton's three court-side assistants for the upcoming season.
ESPN was first with the news of Kokoskov's hiring.