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Cassell, Lucas latest to interview with Rockets

Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:04 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The Rockets have said they're hunting the next Gregg Popovich or Bill Belichick to replace Rick Adelman as head coach. And to find that guy, they're interviewing darn near every available person in the NBA.

The Houston Chroncile reported
that Sam Cassell interviewed Tuesday for the position and ESPN.com also reported that John Lucas talked with the Rockets. Lucas was a former Rockets guard back in the 1980s.

Lucas, 57, put together a record of 174-258 as a head coach with the Spurs, 76ers and Cavaliers. He last worked as an assistant to Mike Dunleavy for the Clippers in 2010.

Also recently talking with Daryl Morey and the Rockets was Boston assistant Lawrence Frank, former Hawks coach Mike Woodson, Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson and current Houston assistants Jack Sikma and Mario Elie. There has also been reports that Kevin McHale will interview with the team. Once the Mavericks season comes to a close, the Rockets are expected to interview Dallas assistant Dwane Casey as well.

Other candidates believed to interest Houston include the Hornets' Michael Malone, San Antonio's Mike Budenholzer and the Lakers' Brian Shaw.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Cassell, Lucas latest to interview with Rockets

Wow, looks like they fired Adleman without a plan.  Ashame because he is a much better coach than any of those guys mentioned.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Cassell, Lucas latest to interview with Rockets

"Also recently talking with Daryl Morey and the Rockets was Boston assistant Lawrence Frank, former  coach Mike Woodson,  assistant Kelvin Sampson and current Houston assistants Jack Sikma and Mario Elie."
fail... mario elie is a former Rocket player and Dallas Assistant and is currently a Kings Assistant.


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