The Milwaukee Bucks appear set to take the first step in finding their next head coach.According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Bucks were granted permission to speak with Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson and will interview him in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Thought of as one of Milwaukees top targets, Sampson just finished his second season under Kevin McHale in Houston, as the Rockets finished 45-37 and took top-seeded Oklahoma City to Game 6 before falling Friday night at home to end their season.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Sampson spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Bucks, joining Scott Skiles staff prior to the 2008-09 season.
Sampson headed to the NBA after his long college coaching career ended poorly. With head coaching experience at Montana Tech, Washington State and Oklahoma, Sampson was named the head coach at Indiana University in 2006.
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