HoopsHype Kelvin Sampson rumors


May 1, 2013 Updates

Former Bucks assistant and current Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson is considered a possible candidate. The Rockets are playing Game 5 of their playoff series against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Sampson also is considered a candidate for the vacant coaching position in Charlotte. And the Bucks could be intrigued if current Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins does not have his contract extended. Hollins is in the final year of a three-year contract. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jonathan Feigen: Absolutely expect Kelvin Sampson to hear from Milwaukee, too. Sampson said he does not want to consider positions during the series. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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When Sasha McHale died, it seemed that the entire NBA hugged McHale, just as his players had at the memorial service and as Kevin Garnett would do so memorably after McHale returned in mid-December and the Rockets played the Celtics. By then, it was clear that some pain cannot be cried out. "He and I sit beside each other on road trips," Sampson said. "He was, understandably so, withdrawn. You'd catch him just staring off into space a lot. You knew what he was thinking about. After we made the playoffs, I texted him and told him how proud I was of him. When you think about the ups and downs of a season and what he has had to do, it really is incredible." Houston Chronicle

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Nate McMillan is the early speculative favorite on the list of coaches Dumars might consider. Like a prime Tiger Woods in a golf tournament, size of field could be the former Seattle and Portland coach's biggest obstacle. The Van Gundy brothers also might hold some intrigue. Among those who have not been NBA head coaches, Brian Shaw, a perennial bridesmaid for head-coaching jobs, and Kelvin Sampson also might fit the profile of coaches Dumars might consider. Booth Newspapers

April 13, 2013 Updates

By all accounts, Lawrence Frank has two more games to coach the Detroit Pistons. Frank is expected to be among at least six head coaches out of work after the season. Houston associate head coach Kelvin Sampson is already being whispered as a serious candidate for a couple of them. Racine Journal-Times

January 13, 2013 Updates

Mike Dunleavy and Houston assistant Kelvin Sampson are expected to get a call from the Bucks to fill their coaching vacancy. We’ll give the early edge to Dunleavy, based on the fact that he once coached the team and is still a huge fan favorite from his playing days. He also wants to be considered for the Brooklyn job in his home borough. New York Daily News

December 29, 2012 Updates

Despite reports to the contrary, the person said that Houston assistant Kelvin Sampson is not currently on the list. USA Today Sports

December 28, 2012 Updates

Chris Mannix: HOU wouldn't stand in Sampson's way of a head job, but Rox are playing well and Sampson, who's thrived since coming from college, a big part Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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