Apr 3, 2014
Kelvin Sampson Returns to College Hoops at U. of Houston

The Houston Cougars are turning to a familiar name to restore their once proud men’s basketball program.

Kelvin Sampson, who has spent the past three seasons as a top assistant coach with the Rockets, has agreed to what sources say is a five-year contract to become UH’s new coach.

Sampson, 58, returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he received a five-year show-cause penalty — the harshest the NCAA can levy against an individual — for repeated violations involving impermissible and excessive telephone calls and text messages to recruits who landed his last two schools, Oklahoma and Indiana, on probation.

UH vice president for intercollegiate athletics Mack Rhoades said he spoke to former employers and co-workers of Sampson during the hiring process, as well as current and former NCAA officials.

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Kelvin Sampson Returns to College Hoops at U. of Houston

From Houston Chronicle

The Houston Cougars are turning to a familiar name to restore their once proud men’s basketball program.

Kelvin Sampson, who has spent the past three seasons as a top assistant coach with the Rockets, has agreed to what sources say is a five-year contract to become UH’s new coach.

Sampson, 58, returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he received a five-year show-cause penalty — the harshest the NCAA can levy against an individual — for repeated violations involving impermissible and excessive telephone calls and text messages to recruits who landed his last two schools, Oklahoma and Indiana, on probation.

UH vice president for intercollegiate athletics Mack Rhoades said he spoke to former employers and co-workers of Sampson during the hiring process, as well as current and former NCAA officials.

Click here for more on this story.






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