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Suns Fire Igor Kokoskov

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The Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Igor Kokoskov, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kokoskov lasted just one season at the helm of Phoenix after the team brought him in last offseason following a lengthy coaching search that included around 10 candidates.

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

Kokoskov became the NBA’s first European-born head coach last May when he was hired.

Kokoskov led the Suns to a 19-65 record and the team will reportedly be looking for a coach who can help further the development of DeAndre Ayton who the club feels wasn’t utilized properly by Kokoskov, according to
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7
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Additionally, while Suns players liked Kokoskov, they felt as though assistant Joe Prunty was more in charge of the bench than Kokoskov was.

Monty Williams and David Vanterpool have been identified as targets, but the dysfunction falls on the shoulders of team owner Robert Sarver who consistently makes bad decision after bad decision in the front office and on the court and should stop interfering with such decisions moving forward.

The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney argues that the team owes it to its fans to explain the decision and discuss the franchise’s direction.

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Knicks Sign Marcus Morris to One-Year Deal

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Marcus Morris

The New York Knicks have officially signed veteran forward Marcus Morris to a one-year, $15 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Morris nixed a deal he had in lace with the San Antonio Spurs, a two-year, $20 million contract, and now lands with the Knicks for a more lucrative, yet shorter, deal.

Morris is known for his hard play and consistency, and should provide a versatile element to the roster.

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Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock to Re-worked Deal

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The New York Knicks have finalized a new, re-worked, two-year deal with Reggie Bullock, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.

Bullock originally agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the team with an option for the second year, but the terms were re-worked due to a medical issue

Despite the hurdles in closing the deal, Bullock’s agent, David Bauman, praised the Knicks for how they navigated the process.

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Cavaliers, Raptors Interested in Dragan Bender

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Dragan Bender

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors are interested in former Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender.

Bender was a major bust with the Suns, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, but he is still only 21 years old.

Bender can still turn his career around, but he has issues with 3 point shooting and the physicality of the NBA game.

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