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KELVIN SAMPSON RUMORS

Rick Pitino has interest in UNLV job

When it comes to wild coaching rumors, it doesn’t get much wilder than this one. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Matt Youmans wrote an article Saturday about UNLV’s search for a new head coach, and he headlined the story by touting Rick Pitino as a candidate for the job. Pitino has been the head coach at Louisville since 2001, reaching three Final Fours and winning one championship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Questions: Arizona’s luck, Drake vs. the NCAA, crazy courts & credit for Kelvin Sampson

Welcome to Five College Basketball Questions You Need Answered. Any retransmission of this column without the expressed written consent of the author is prohibited and punishable by being forced to stare Clockwork Orange-style at a video mash-up of N.C. State’s and Oregon’s court (more on than later).   No.1 Did Arizona have the unluckiest week for a ranked team? Bryce Alford...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Basketball Fans Have Launched TomCreanBuyout.com

Tom Crean has put together a very talented Hoosiers roster, but many fans aren’t thrilled with the results. Crean took over a program that was hit hard by NCAA violations under head coach Kelvin Sampson, and went 28-66 in his first three years in Bloomington, before leading IU back to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and 2012-13, when it reached back to back Sweet Sixteens. Crean’s...
Via College Spun
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Coaches Pearl, Sampson, Haith get fresh starts

Bruce Pearl sat in a hotel room with Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and let the words and emotions spill out. Banished from coaching for three years by the NCAA, Pearl spoke well into the night on that Friday in March about the events that ended his successful run at Tennessee. It was enough to convince Jacobs that the guy at the top of his wish list didn't have questionable...
Via Associated Press
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson Returns to College Basketball, Takes Over at Houston

To prove that, yes, a person can indeed come home again, the University of Houston hired Kelvin Sampson on Wednesday to head its men’s basketball program. Sampson’s return to the college game marks a homecoming of sorts for the embattled former coach at Washington State, Oklahoma, and Indiana. He has served his penance since coming under fire in for making impermissible phone...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: University of Houston hires Kelvin Sampson as head coach

The University of Houston is nearing a deal with top Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson to become their next men’s basketball head coach. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal, and ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that the deal has been completed. According to Goodman, the deal is a five-year deal for Sampson. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Sampson Emerges As Candidate For University Of Houston

Kelvin Sampson has become a leading candidate to replace James Dickey as head coach at the University of Houston. Sampson took Oklahoma to the 2002 Final Four and had 18 consecutive winning seasons at Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana. Sampson has interviewed for several NBA head coaching jobs in recent years and is well-regarded within NBA circles. Sampson is currently an assistant...
Via RealGM
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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