The Suns fired coach Igor Kokoskov after only one season with the workforce.
“After intensive analysis, I made up my mind it’s best to maneuver in a unique path with our head teaching place,” Suns basic supervisor James Jones mentioned in a workforce assertion issued late Monday night time. “I need to thank Igor for his work this previous season and want him the most effective along with his future endeavors.”
The choice has been criticized by many, however one voice prominently stood out. Former NBA participant Matt Barnes, who performed one season with the Suns from 2008-09, voiced his ideas on social media shortly after the choice was made official. Barnes had some sturdy criticism towards the workforce’s proprietor, Robert Sarver.
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Teaching is not the issue w the @Suns the proprietor is! Sarver is the worst proprietor within the NBA.. Do this nice metropolis of phnx a strong & promote the workforce, they deserve a winner! You are losing Devin Bookers profession
– Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 23, 2019
Barnes makes a terrific level along with his final thought there.
Devin Booker is barely 22 years outdated, and he is now about to have his fifth head coach within the NBA (Jeff Hornacek, Earl Watson, Jay Triano, Kokoskov). How is any younger famous person imagined to develop whereas he is always having to regulate to new administration and training?
However whereas Barnes is not alone in his ideas about Sarver, it is value noting these two have a historical past. In 2015 Barnes bluntly mentioned in regards to the Suns proprietor, “We do not like one another. He did not like me once I was there and I did not like him once I was there, so it’s what it’s.”
In 2015, Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for utilizing “inappropriate language to a fan.” Nonetheless, Barnes claimed it wasn’t a “fan” he was speaking to, however somewhat Sarver. Barnes mentioned Sarver was baiting him by cursing at him from the sidelines, so Barnes responded and ended up paying the value.
A number of others, nevertheless, have identified how Sarver is ruining the Suns along with his selections.
Looks as if a very good time to remind everybody that Igor Kokoskov was Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach and the Suns had the highest decide within the draft and handed on Doncic, absolutely the no-brainer No. 1 prospect, as a result of Robert Sarver had ties to the College of Arizona.
And now Igor is out
– Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) April 23, 2019
The Suns acknowledged their seek for a brand new coach begins instantly.