Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that former Hoosier coach Kelvin Sampson is talking with the Milwaukee Bucks about an assistant coaching job.
New Bucks coach Scott Skiles, according to the story,Â has targeted Sampson and Muncie native Craig NealÂ – associate head coach under Steve Alford at Iowa and New MexicoÂ -Â to be part of his staff in Milwaukee.
Skiles, who led Plymouth High School – enrollment 900 – to the Indiana high school state title in 1982 while averaging 30.2 per game, including 39 points in the championship game, has been living in Bloomington since being fired as the Chicago Bulls coach in December 2007.Â Â Never a favorite of the crowd at Assembly Hall, SkilesÂ was alsoÂ aÂ Big Ten MVP andÂ a first-team All-American at Michigan State who had some very memorable battles against Alford and the Hoosiers before going on to an NBA playing career that included a couple of years with the Indiana Pacers.
Since Sampson was forced to resign in February, he has been an unofficial observer with the San Antonio Spurs. HeÂ could not be reached to comment on Stein’s story. To read that entire story, click here. Â Â