Report: Kings' Kokoskov to be named HC of Serbian Olympic team
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Sacramento Kings assistant coach Igor Kokoskov will be named head coach of Serbia's Olympic team on Wednesday, a source told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The Serbian Basketball Federation received permission from the Kings this week to hire Kokoskov, according to Stein.

The 47-year-old is no stranger to international success after leading a Slovenian squad featuring Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic to a EuroBasket title in 2017.

Serbia failed to secure an automatic berth at the 2020 Games following a fifth-place finish at last summer's FIBA World Cup. The country will compete in a last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament in June.

Serbia will be a medal favorite if the team reaches the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Phoenix Suns fired Kokoskov after the 2018-19 campaign. He posted a 19-63 record during his only season as head coach of the club.

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