Adrian Wojnarowski: Bill Laimbeer, Kelvin Sampson, Mike Woodson will all be candidates for Detroit head coaching job


There have already been some names whispered as possible successors for the recently fired John Kuester. Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds one that we haven’t heard: Milwaukee Bucks assistant and former Oklahoma and Indiana college basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. Here were Woj’s Detroit related tweets:

Dan and I will have more collected thoughts on Sampson and several other candidates starting tomorrow, but I’m honestly not that surprised by Sampson. He doesn’t have NBA experience, and Big Ten hoops fans will certainly not be enthused about the guy who helped ruin Indiana’s basketball program, but Sampson has been mentioned for openings over the last two offseasons. He’s a good bet to get a head job at some point, Detroit or elsewhere.