Houston Coach McHale returns to bench

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Houston Coach Kevin McHale was to be back behind the bench Saturday after leaving last month to deal with the death of one of his children, the team said.
Daughter of Houston Coach McHale dies

Daughter of Houston Coach McHale dies

HOUSTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The 22-year-old daughter of Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale has died after a long battle with an autoimmune disease, the team said Sunday.

NBA: Houston 96, Detroit 82

HOUSTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Houston's James Harden pumped in 20 points Saturday and the Rockets broke a three-game slide with a 96-82 triumph over winless Detroit.

Rockets coach McHale on leave of absence

HOUSTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale has left the team to attend to a personal family matter, the NBA club said Saturday.

Oklahoma basketball placed on probation

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Oklahoma men's basketball program was placed on NCAA probation for three years and faces scholarship and recruiting reductions for major rules violations.

Moncrief joins Bucks' coaching staff

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Sidney Moncrief, known for his defensive acumen as a player, has rejoined the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach.
NCAA upholds sanctions on Kelvin Sampson

NCAA upholds sanctions on Kelvin Sampson

INDIANAPOLIS, June 30 (UPI) -- NCAA sanctions levied against former Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson were upheld Tuesday.

Ex-Indiana coach Sampson appeals sanctions

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Former Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson appealed his sanctioning by the NCAA on the grounds of lapses by investigators, sources said.

NCAA puts former cage coach on probation

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Former Indiana basketball Coach Kelvin Sampson was placed on NCAA probation Tuesday for recruiting violations.

Indiana coach to blame, NCAA told

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 (UPI) -- Indiana University's president told NCAA infractions committee members last month the school's former basketball coach was mostly to blame for violations.

Indiana AD to resign

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 26 (UPI) -- Indiana University Athletic Director Rick Greenspan resigned Thursday with the Big Ten Conference school under ongoing criticism of recruiting violations.

Report: Records show recruiting calls

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 11 (UPI) -- A report published Wednesday said cell phone records showed now-fired Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson had participated in banned recruiting calls.

Sampson hired as Bucks assistant coach

MILWAUKEE, May 14 (UPI) -- Kelvin Sampson, forced to resign as coach of the Indiana Hoosiers in the midst of the 2007-2008 season, will join the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant.
Indiana sends NCAA violations response

Indiana sends NCAA violations response

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 13 (UPI) -- Indiana University officials told the NCAA that its basketball program had been punished enough for alleged rules infractions by former coach Kelvin Sampson.
Indiana makes Crean its basketball coach

Indiana makes Crean its basketball coach

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 2 (UPI) -- Tom Crean, who just completed his ninth season at Marquette, was introduced Wednesday as the coach of the men's basketball team at Indiana University.
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Kelvin Sampson
Oklahoma Sooners head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson gives instruction to his bench during the first half against the Missouri Tigers at the Mizzou Sports Arena in Columbia, MO on February 12, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Kelvin Sampson (born October 5, 1955) is an assistant coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He previously was a men's college basketball coach at Montana Tech (1981–85), Washington State University (1987–94), the University of Oklahoma (1994–2006) and Indiana University (2006–08).

Sampson was born in the Lumbee Indian community of Deep Branch in Robeson County, North Carolina, where he excelled in the classroom and the athletic arena during his prep days at Pembroke High School, in Pembroke, North Carolina. Sampson was captain of his high school basketball team for two years, and played for his father John W. "Ned" Sampson. His father was also one of the 500 Lumbee Native Americans who made national news by driving the Ku Klux Klan out of Maxton, North Carolina in what is annually celebrated by the Lumbee as the Battle of Hayes Pond. Later he played at Pembroke State University (now UNC Pembroke), concentrating on basketball and baseball. The point guard was team captain for the Braves as a senior and earned four letters in basketball and three in baseball. He earned Dean's List recognition throughout his collegiate career and was awarded the Gregory Lowe Memorial Award as the school's outstanding physical education major his senior year.

After earning degrees from Pembroke State in both health and physical education and political science, Sampson pursued his master's degree in coaching and administration at Michigan State University. He left with his degree and a year's experience as a graduate assistant under Jud Heathcote.

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