With Hinkie coming from the Rockets and the 76ers with an open head coaching position, it seems logical that the new team president will take a look at his old team to fill the vacancy.
According to John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers have received permission to interview Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson for the open head coaching job.
Sampson has been with the Rockets for the past two seasons. Prior to joining Houston, Sampson was an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2008-2011.
Sampson has never been a head coach in the professional ranks but has been the head coach at some big time college programs such as Indiana and Oklahoma.
The Sixers are reportedly not the only team interested in Sampson's services. The Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks are also looking at Sampson as a potential successor to their previous head coach.
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