Sampson hire won't quiet critics immediately
For the next few years, the temperature is going to be 1,000 degrees Kelvin under the chair of Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan.
With the hiring of Kelvin Sampson, Greenspan's seat is suddenly as hot as any athletic director's in America (Mike Alden excluded). A slow, secretive search for the next basketball coach at Indiana has not produced an instant unifier for a badly fractured fan base.
The six-year struggle for the soul of Indiana basketball will ...
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Education: Bachelor's degree in health/physical education and political science from Pembroke State .
Professional experience: Coached collegiately at Oklahoma, Washington State, Montana Tech. For USA basketball, led 2004 USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team to a gold medal; assistant coach for 2002 U.S. World Basketball Championship team; coached 1995 U.S. Junior National Team; assistant coach for 1994 Goodwill Games team.