Kelvin Sampson Rumors
FOX 26 Sports has learned former Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson, who is the new head coach at the University of Houston, gets a five-year contract worth $4.5 million total in base salary. College basketball sources told FOX 26 Sports Sampson’s contract includes an incentive/bonus package that could bring his annual compensation “into seven figures.” Sampson had significant success as a college head coach at Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana. He was the Rockets’ top assistant since 2011.
Houston has found its next head coach, and it’s a name college hoops fans are very familiar with. A source confirmed to CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish on Wednesday that Kelvin Sampson has agreed to become the Cougars coach. Sampson, 58, was fired from Indiana in 2008 after an NCAA investigation into improper and excessive contact with recruits regarding phone calls and text messages.