|Kelvin Sampson in running for Nets' head job|
by Howie Stalwick of Cougfan.com, December 29, 2012 at 1:27 am ET
Kelvin Sampson Profile
Former Washington State basketball coach Kelvin Sampson is a leading candidate for the New York Nets' head coaching job if Phil Jackson does not take the position, sources told ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports.
Sampson, 57, is in his second year as assistant coach of the NBA's Houston Rockets. He spent the previous three years as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sampson posted a 7-6 record as interim head coach of the Rockets this season when head coach Kevin McHale took a leave of absence to be with his fatally ill daughter.
Sampson coached WSWU from 1987-88 through 1993-94. He guided the Cougars to the 1992 National Invitation Tournament and the 1994 NCAA tournament. He was named Coach of the Year in the Pacific-10 Conference in 1991-92.
Sampson and his staff ran afoul of NCAA recruiting rules at Oklahoma and Indiana and he resigned under pressure at Indiana in 2008.