The University of Houston's head men's basketball coach is drawing interest from an NBA team with an opening.
Kelvin Sampson, who is 232-74 (.758) in his nine seasons at Houston, interviewed for the Milwaukee Bucks' head coaching job, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Bucks recently parted ways with Mike Budenholzer, who led them to a championship two seasons ago.
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Sampson was once an assistant coach for the Bucks and remains widely respected in NBA circles. His work with Houston has been tremendous. It includes four consecutive Sweet 16 berths and a trip to the Final Four in 2021.
When reached by local reporters, Sampson said via text message that he can't wait to compete next season in the Big 12 Conference, where UH will make its debut after moving from the American Athletic Conference.
The Houston Chronicle reported later Wednesday that Sampson had been presented with a revised contract by UH "in the past two weeks." The newspaper sought to recharacterize Sampson's interaction with Milwaukee as simply "a visit" rather than an interview.