Bucks to interview Nate McMillan, Kelvin Sampson for coaching job

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning interviews with Nate McMillan and Kelvin Sampson this week for the franchise's head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

McMillan and Sampson, a Houston Rockets assistant, are two of Milwaukee general manager John Hammond's top candidates for the job, league sources said.

McMillan spent parts of 12 seasons as the coach of the Seattle Sonics and Portland Trail Blazers. Before getting fired midway through the 2010-11 season in Portland, McMillan had led the Blazers to three straight playoff appearances.

McMillan recently interviewed with the Detroit Pistons for their coaching opening.

Before joining Kevin McHale's coaching staff in Houston in 2011, Sampson had been on Scott Skiles' coaching staff in Milwaukee for two years. He was a head coach at the college level with Washington St., Oklahoma and Indiana. Hammond is fond of Sampson and has since targeted him as a potential head-coaching candidate in Milwaukee.

Sampson is under consideration for several openings, including Charlotte, Philadelphia and Detroit.

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