Rockets interview Sam Cassell for head coaching Job
The Houston Rockets may be looking at a familiar name to fill their head coaching void.
Sam Cassell, who won two championships in Houston during the 1994 and 1995 Finals, interviewed for the team’s head coaching vacancy on Tuesday. According to Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical, Cassell is just one of 10 to 15 candidates the Rockets plan to interview.
The three-time NBA champion has served as an assistant coach over the past seven seasons for the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers. He has served as an assistant under head coach Doc Rivers with the Clippers since 2014.
With interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff withdrawing his name from the search, the Rockets will have their third head coach in less than a year by the time the 2016-17 season starts.
Considering Dwight Howard is likely to leave the team via free agency, it should be interesting to see what type of team the organization builds for next season as they search for a new head coach.