Sport Magic eyeing Houston's Kelvin Sampson for head coaching job, report says

23:45  16 may  2018
23:45  16 may  2018 Source:

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Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a significant candidate for the Brooklyn Nets' head - coaching job , league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Magic are keeping their search for a new head coach very close to the vest, but they may be favoring a man from the college ranks.

According to the New York Times, there is a growing belief around the NBA that the Magic are favoring Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson for their next head coach.

Sampson has been the head coach at UH since the 2014 season and took the Cougars to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament in 2018. The 62-year-old has an 83-48 record in his most recent post and led the team to a 27-8 record in 2017-18.

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Kelvin sampson • head coach first year at indiana • 24TH year as a head Head coach kelvin sampson . Sampson vs. opponents. Wins. McCallum briefly joined the coaching staff at Michigan in 1993 before accepting the Ball State head coaching job .

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale, right, confers with assistant coach Kelvin Sampson before an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic at Toyota Center on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Houston .

The head man at Houston also has experience in the NBA. Prior to his time with the Cougars, he was an assistant for the Rockets from 2011-14 and before that he worked with the Bucks from 2008-11.

Kelvin Sampson looking at the camera© (Getty Images) Kelvin Sampson

The Magic fired head coach Frank Vogel after finishing the season with a 25-57 record.

NBA coaching rumors: Magic interested in Michigan State legend Tom Izzo .
Izzo has taken the Spartans to seven Final Fours and won the 2000 national championship. However, Izzo faced scrutiny this year for his handling of past sexual assault claims made against his players.MORE: Pistons hire Ed Stefanski as senior adviser; reportedly targeting Dwane Casey as coach | John Beilein, Michigan discussing contract extension, he saysWhile the Spartans were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round this year, they did capture their eighth Big Ten title under Izzo.

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