McHale, Kokoskov latest mentioned as Suns candidates

Kevin McHale has coached both the Timberwolves and Rockets.

Add Utah Jazz assistant coach Igor Kokoskov and former Houston Rockets and Minnesote Timberwolves coach Kevin McHale to the growing list of candidates mentioned in the Phoenix Suns’ wide-ranging search for a new head coach.

According to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, the Suns intend to interview Kokoskov and are considering doing the same with McHale.

Kokoskov has joined an already large pool of potential hires, with everyone from David Fizdale to David Blatt to Frank Vogel to Steve Clifford and interim man Jay Triano linked to the opening.

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer reportedly has withdrawn from consideration.

McHale is currently an NBA analyst for Turner Sports.