Hawks Add Former Utah Jazz Assistant Igor Kokoskov To Coaching Staff

May 26, 2023, 10:24 AM | Updated: 11:10 am

Hawks Igor Kokoskov...

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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ATLANTA – According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks will be adding another former Jazz coach to their staff with the hiring of Igor Kokoskov.

Kokoskov will join former Jazz head coach Quin Snyder on the Atlanta sideline.

Kokoskov has held an NBA coaching position for 21 of the last 23 years.

He started his coaching career as an assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2000-2001. His most recent position was an assistant role for the Brooklyn Nets last season.

RELATED: Quin Snyder Reaches Agreement To Become Hawks Head Coach

Kokoskov spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Jazz from 2015 to 2018.

In that stretch, Snyder and Kokoskov led the Jazz to a 139-107 record and a 56.5% win percentage.

Kokoskov joins an Atlanta team that went 41-41 last season despite making big moves in the 2022 offseason to stay competitive.

The Hawks struggled to find momentum all season long. When Snyder was hired as the head coach, things began to look up in Atlanta.

The addition of Kokoskov will potentially help the team find more cohesion going into the 2023-2024 NBA season.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Hawks Add Former Utah Jazz Assistant Igor Kokoskov To Coaching Staff