Sam Cassell Rumors

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Sam Cassell
Sam Cassell
Position: -
Born: 11/18/69
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:184 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Earnings: $58,419,775 ($81,829,937*)
Can ‘Sam I Am’ the guard whisperer work his magic in Clutch City? The more I hear about Cassell — either from players or folks around the league — the more a fit makes sense. Jovan’s description only strengthens that stance, looking at the main points of his analysis and identifying what Houston needs. Cassell would be a first-time head coach should he accept the job, but it’s hard to argue the fit. For those that walk the storyline/narrative route, you’d be bringing back an influential guard who was a part of the most successful era in team history. The Steve Nash hire in Brooklyn raised a few eyebrows, but the knowledge of the game is there, the experience is there, the savviness is there. Cassell possesses all of those qualities in spades. For the sheer ‘prodigal son’ championship feel, I’d have a hard time believing ownership wouldn’t be jumping at that opportunity.
Storyline: Rockets Coaching Search
Mike D’Antoni is out as head coach of the Rockets. You’ve been petitioning for your former teammate Sam Cassell to replace him. What about Cassell makes you think he’s the best option? Vernon Maxwell: I just feel like it’s his time. He’s been on the bench as an assistant coach for 15 years [Cassell started coaching in 2009]. I get tired of these owners and general managers, they just recycle all these goddamn coaches. You’ve gotta try something new. You’ve gotta give them a chance to see what they can do, and I don’t think that’s fair to guys like Sam. They need to give him a chance and a legit shot. Let him bring in his people that he wants and I think he’ll do fine. He’s ready now.
Storyline: Rockets Coaching Search
“I think Steve will do a good job,” Garnett told the News. “He has good players there — matter of fact, he has two great players there. He has a great foundation to start off of, and I look forward to seeing Brooklyn being one of the better teams next year. And Steve’s influence is gonna be a lot of that success, and I look for him to do big things there. But if I was to be candid, you’ve got Mark Jackson out there. You’ve got Sam Cassell out there. You’ve got Tyronn Lue out there. You know what I’m saying? Proven guys, but Steve’s my guy. I’ll support him in anything he does, but it was also some — in my estimation — some deeper candidates out there that Brooklyn could have went with.”