The Suns fired coach Igor Kokoskov after only one season with the group.
“After in depth analysis, I decided it’s best to maneuver in a distinct course with our head teaching place,” mentioned GM James Jones. “I wish to thank Igor for his work this previous season and need him the most effective together 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 robust criticism in direction of the group’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 group, they deserve a winner! You are losing Devin Bookers profession
– Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 23, 2019
Barnes makes an amazing level together with his final thought there.
Devin Booker is simply 22 years previous, 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 celebrity presupposed to develop whereas he is consistently 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 concerning the Suns proprietor, “We do not like one another. He did not like me after I was there and I did not like him after I was there, so it’s what it’s.”
Additionally, in 2015 Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for utilizing “inappropriate language to a fan.” Nevertheless, Barnes claimed it wasn’t a “fan” he was speaking to, however fairly 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 together with his choices.
Looks as if time to remind everybody that Igor Kokoskov was Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach and the Suns had the highest choose 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.