Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/2/14

BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Kelvin Sampson of the Indiana Hoosiers gives instructions to his team during the game against the Chicago State Cougars at Assembly Hall December 29, 2007 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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 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. The violations were repeat offenses from when he was head coach at Oklahoma. This led to a five-year show-cause on Sampson, one of the harshest in NCAA history against a D-I college basketball coach. The NCAA no longer puts restrictions on text messages with recruits. Sampson had worked in the NBA as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets over the past six years. ESPN.com reports Sampson's deal is for five years.
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