Not wanting to start over was a huge part of the reason Kelvin Sampson says he elected not to even really kick the tires on any potential coaching offers.
He turned his phone off after the University of Houston lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 and didn’t turn it back on for a couple days.
Of course, there were messages left by a certain school in the Ozarks, but within two days, Sampson and UH had agreed to a new six-year contract.
The idea of Sampson leaving UH was traumatic for many Cougar faithful, who had for so many years longed for a coach to bring the program back to life. The good news for Houston is Sampson is here to stay and the same goes for his Cougars as conference title contenders who could make an NCAA Tournament run.
This episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast brings you Sampson’s interview with Jerome Solomon on the “Houston Sports Show,” one of his first interviews since he signed the new deal.