New Suns coach Igor Kokoskov tampers with Clippers guard Milos Teodosic
Though the Clippers reportedly plan to drop Milos Teodosic, he’s still under contract with L.A. He opted in for next season, but even if he hadn’t, his contract still would have run for a couple more days.
So, new Suns coach Igor Kokoskov violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s tampering rules here.
This sounds similar to Mike Malone, who – upon getting hired by the Kings in 2013 – said Chris Paul would “look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform.” That benign comment got the Kings fined.
Another first-time head coach, Kokoskov must get accustomed to the volume of interviews he’ll do and what he can and can’t say. This early slip will probably get the Suns fined, too.
Or not. Who knows with the NBA’s arbitrarily enforced tampering rules?