Report: University of Houston to Hire Kelvin Sampson

The University of Houston has hired current NBA assistant and former college [Oklahoma] coach Kelvin Sampson, sources told ESPN.

The deal is for five years, sources said.

Sampson, a current assistant with Houston of the NBA, will take over as Cougars coach following the Rockets' game at the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Sampson, 58, previously had been a Division 1 college head coach at three stops -- Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana. He took Washington State to the NCAA tournament in 1994, then went to 11 NCAA tournaments in 12 seasons at Oklahoma (including a Final Four in 2002) and was at Indiana for two seasons before being fired. (ESPN)
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