Kelvin Sampson, J.B. Bickerstaff will join Rockets staffPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
Kevin McHale has added a couple of familiar names to the Houston Rockets coaching staff.
Kelvin Sampson and J.B. Bickerstaff will join McHale once teams get back to work, a person with knowledge of the decisions said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made by the team in the midst of the NBA lockout.
McHale was hired June 1 to replace Rick Adelman, who parted ways with the team after four seasons.
Sampson was also interviewed for the head coaching vacancy. He has been an assistant coach in Milwaukee since 2008, and previously left college coaching jobs at Oklahoma and Indiana under NCAA scrutiny.
Bickerstaff, the son of former NBA head coach Bernie Bickerstaff, has been an assistant in Minnesota the past four seasons. McHale coached the Timberwolves at the end of the 2008-09 and also worked in the team’s front office.