A couple of good reads from the Houston Chronicle on the job Kelvin Sampson has done at Houston since taking over in 2014. Four years ago Sampson, a life-long college coach who found himself on an NBA bench after being given a five-year show-cause for recruiting violations incurred while he was at Oklahoma and Indiana, took over a Houston program that had fallen on hard times – only going to 2 NCAA Tournaments in the last quarter-century. Sampson has built the reputation as a coach who can build something from nothing as Houston is now the 4th school Sampson has taken to the NCAA Tournament.
The Cougars went 13-19 in Sampson’s first season, but the foundation was laid.
“I knew what the house was going to look like, but nobody else did,” Sampson says. “They just saw that we were losing. I saw a foundation. I knew we were going to build on that.”
For more on Sampson:
-On day one, a son sees his father rise again (LINK)\
-Hammer action from this year’s NCAA Tournament (LINK)
-Q&A with Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson (LINK)
-Sampson’s tenure marked by changing culture (LINK)
-Charge drill (LINK)
-Kelvin Sampson creating NCAA Tournament culture at Houston (LINK)