Former OU coach Sampson set for Rockets’ interview

Former Oklahoma coach and current Milwaukee assistant Kelvin Sampson is set to interview with Houston general manager Daryl Morey about the vacant Rockets’ head coaching job.  

The Houston Chronicle reported that to become one of the first to interview for the vacant job, created last week when Rick Adelman’s contract was not renewed.

Among those  who will be interviewed on Wednesday by Morey include former Rockets assistant coach Jack Sikma and former Spurs and Rockets player and assistant coach Mario Elie.

Former Atlanta coach Mike Woodson, a former Rockets player who still lives in Katy, is expected to meet with Morey on Thursday.

The Chronicle reported that Morey has received permission to speak with several assistants whose teams still are involved in the playoffs. He is expected to try to work those interviews around the first round of playoffs.

Among the assistants that the Chronicle reports that the Rockets have interest in talking to include Spurs lead assistant coach Mike Budenholzer. Others include  Dave Joeger of Memphis, Dwayne Casey of Dallas, former New Jersey coach and current Boston lead assistant Lawrence Frank and Los Angeles Clippers assistant Dean Demopoulos.  

Another candidate the Rockets are interested in is former Cleveland head coach and Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown.

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