Clifford, Sampson, Drew are finalists for Milwaukee Bucks coaching jobPosted by Inside Hoops
Three coaching candidates will return for second interviews this week with the Milwaukee Bucks, a league source confirmed Sunday.
Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford is scheduled to interview again Tuesday, while Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew will return Wednesday as finalists for the Bucks head coaching position.
No other candidates are currently in the running, according to the source.
The Bucks also previously interviewed former Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan and 34-year-old Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. Bucks officials also met with former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.
Clifford has close ties to former NBA coaches Jeff Van Gundy and Stan Van Gundy and worked last season as an assistant with the Lakers.
A 1983 graduate of Maine-Farmington, Clifford worked five seasons on Stan Van Gundy’s staff in Orlando and was with the Magic when it reached the 2009 NBA Finals.
Reported by Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel