May 28, 2010
Avery Johnson, Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Dwane Casey, Phil Jackson, and on and on. These are names that keep coming up for all the head-coaching jobs that are open this offseason, but the Cleveland Cavaliers may end up with a guy that isn't generally found on the standard lists, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.
The team is reportedly in the fact-finding stage on Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Kelvin Sampson. Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Clippers may also have some interest in Sampson, who was a two-time national coach of the year with the University of Oklahoma.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who worked with Sampson on Team USA in 2002, is supposedly a fan of Sampson as well as being a confidante of Cavs general manager Danny Ferry.
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