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Disgraced Ex-IU Coach A Candidate For Pistons Job

Kelvin Sampson and Armon Bassett in December 2007. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kelvin Sampson and Armon Bassett in December 2007. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) Former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kelvin Sampson is a candidate for the Detroit Pistons head coaching vacancy, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Sampson is a current assistant for the Milwaukee Bucks, a job he has had since he was forced to resign as Indiana’s head coach in February 2008. Sampson was accused of making more than 100 impermissible phone calls to recruits while he was at IU. The NCAA has barred him from coaching in college until 2013.

After leaving Indiana, Bucks head coach Scott Skiles hired Sampson as an assistant in May of 2008.

According to the report, the Pistons requested and were granted permission by the Bucks to talk to Sampson about their head coaching vacancy.