Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov leads Slovenia to FIBA Eurobasket championship

Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov leads Slovenia to FIBA Eurobasket championship

Utah Jazz assistant coach Igor Kokoskov will enter the NBA season on a title run.

Kokoskov on Sunday led Slovenia to the championship of the biannual FIBA Eurobasket tournament, beating Serbia 93-85 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kokoskov, who hails from Serbia, was praised throughout the 18-day tournament for his coaching acumen as Slovenia ran the table.

On Sunday, Slovenia was paced by 35 points from Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic, who was named the tournament MVP, although both he and likely 2018 lottery pick Luka Doncic were unable to play down the stretch Sunday of what was a tight game because of injury.

Also on Sunday, Ricky Rubio and Spain won the bronze medal by beating Russia, also by a score of 93-85. Rubio had four points, seven assists and three rebounds. Slovenia had beaten Spain in the semifinals.

The Jazz will begin training camp next week.

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Published at Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:46:00 +0000