Kelvin Sampson Rumors
Q: Who is one sleeper nobody is talking about who you’re high on? Fran Fraschilla: A kid that was off the radar coming into the year — because he was considered a failure at Kansas, then he transferred to Houston to play for Kelvin Sampson and help lead them to the Final Four — is Quentin Grimes. He’s going be taken somewhere in the late first round-to-early second, and he’s definitely going to play in the league because he’s 6-5, he’s a 2-guard, he can shoot, he plays with toughness, he looks the part. Some guys that were hiding in plain sight in November and December were Davion Mitchell, Kai Jones, Quentin Grimes, Jason Preston, but many of the mock-draft guys didn’t figure it out until March along with everyone else.
Jeff Goodman: Houston heading towards keeping Kelvin Sampson with a lucrative deal, sources told @stadium. Arkansas moving in a different direction — interviewing several candidates, including Eric Musselman, per source.
Mark Berman: According to college basketball sources a contract agreement between @UHCougarMBK Coach Kelvin Sampson & the University of Houston is in the process of being finalized & the deal could be completed as soon as today. Last week UH offered Sampson a 6-year contract worth $18 million
Mark Berman: According to college basketball sources Arkansas (@ArkRazorbacks) officials have been pursuing another high profile candidate and have never spoken to @UHCougarMBK Coach Kelvin Sampson. UH has offered Sampson a six-year contract worth $18 million to continue coaching the Cougars
Marc Stein: Kelvin Sampson confirms to @Mark Berman that he will remain at the University of Houston after meeting with the Orlando Magic “multiple times” about their coaching vacancy twitter.com/markbermanfox2…
Marc Stein: The known candidates in Orlando’s deliberate search: Steve Clifford (formerly a Magic assistant) and University of Houston coach Kelvin Sampson, who worked with Magic execs Jeff Weltman and John Hammond in Milwaukee twitter.com/TheSteinLine/s…