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Kelvin Sampson Candidate for Nets Job?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 28, 2012 @ 3:38 pm In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a significant candidate for the Brooklyn Nets’ head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Nets general manager Billy King is intrigued with Sampson and his ability to connect with star players, among other candidates, and is expected to eventually speak with him, sources said.
Sampson has elevated his stature as a head-coaching candidate as the top assistant for Kevin McHale in Houston. When McHale left the team early this season to tend to his ailing daughter, Sampson led the Rockets to a 7-6 record that triggered a spurt that has Houston at 16-12 and in sixth place in the Western Conference.
After compiling a 488-269 record as a college coach at Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana, Sampson joined the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant in 2008 under Scott Skiles before moving onto Houston with McHale in 2011.
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