According to an ESPN.com report, Kelvin Sampson is expected to leave Oklahoma to replace Mike Davis as the Indiana basketball coach.
The ESPN.com story says Sampson is expected to inform his players this afternoon of his decision and that Indiana could schedule a press conference as early as Wednesday to introduce Sampson as its next coach.
Sampson recently completed his 12th season at Oklahoma, going 20-9 and losing to UW-Milwaukee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Since taking over in Norman, he's compiled a 279-109 mark. He's a two-time national coach of the year (1995, 2002), he's appeared in one Final Four (2002, losing to IU in the semifinals), one Elite Eight (2003) and one Sweet 16 (1999). Oklahoma has also appeared in five of the last nine Big 12 postseason championship games, winning titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
In his 23rd year as a head coach overall, Sampson has compiled a 455-257 record. The 50-year-old coach also has enjoyed successful stints at Montana Tech (73-45, 1983-86) and Washington State (103-103, 1988-94). At Washington State, Sampson built a team that went 30-57 in his first three years into a 20-win squad in both 1992 and 1994. His 1994 squad went 20-11 and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament, and Sampson departed for Oklahoma that off-season.
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