It appears that Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson won’t have a chance at the Pistons job. The same goes for Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo — if he isn’t retained.
Kelvin Sampson was a major candidate when the Pistons last had a head-coaching opening, even interviewing for the job. I expected they’d again consider him, but maybe he failed to impress last time, just like another candidate.
P.J. Carlesimo? I had no idea anyone even considered him a candidate, but apparently we can cross him off the list (after adding him first, I guess).