Team meeting called; Sampson buyout imminent?

  • 02/21/2008 2:34 pm in

sampson23.jpgWISH TV 8 out of Indianapolis is reporting that IU is in negotiations to buy out head coach Kelvin Sampson and a team meeting has been called for later this afternoon:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – 24-Hour News 8 has learned from sources close to the IU basketball program, that the school is negotiating a buyout of head coach Kelvin Sampson’s contract. Sources also tell 24-Hour News 8 that a team meeting has been called with in the hour to discuss the future of Kelvin Sampson.

As this continues to develop the rest of the day into tomorrow, I have a feeling we could see various reports of how this might all go down. It seems a buyout would be the best case scenario for both parties as it would give Sampson some compensation and would also allow Indiana to move on for the rest of the season and ultimately hire a new coach after the season.

Also, the Hoosier Scoop is reporting the Indiana players D.J. White, Eric Gordon and Lance Stemler may have met with Indiana President Michael McRobbie and Athletic Director Rick Greenspan this morning with the hopes of saving Sampson.

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  • Luke24

    Man, this whole thing just sucks. However this goes down Sampson will be gone, which is the right move. This all just makes me sick.

  • HoosierSmitty

    RIP Coaching Career of Kelvin Sampson…

    So will the Dan Dakich era be like the Mike Davis era? Are we as Hoosier fans to hope and pray that we fall apart so Dakich is not given the job full-time or do we jump on his tiny little Jordan halting shoulders and say “Dan is the Man?”

    Or do we get extremely greedy and pray that Dakich has a great run, steps down as coach knowing it's just too big for him and assumes the role of AD (ok that's wishful thinking, maybe just director of basketball operations) when Greenspan is fired as well, thus having the foresight to help bring in one of the few “money” coaches out there willing to keep the Hoosier program afloat in these dark times.

  • Jerry

    Is he bought out AND gone now or finish the season ? If gone now I donot care for being Steve Fishered or Mike Davised again.

    Lets aim for a nationally recognized coach not an Indiana “storybook” scenario.

    Keep in mind Baylor has lost 6 of 7 anf likely 7 of 8 after tonight before thinking Drew is at the level we want

  • Luke24

    Man, this whole thing just sucks. However this goes down Sampson will be gone, which is the right move. This all just makes me sick.

  • HoosierSmitty

    RIP Coaching Career of Kelvin Sampson…

    So will the Dan Dakich era be like the Mike Davis era? Are we as Hoosier fans to hope and pray that we fall apart so Dakich is not given the job full-time or do we jump on his tiny little Jordan halting shoulders and say “Dan is the Man?”

    Or do we get extremely greedy and pray that Dakich has a great run, steps down as coach knowing it's just too big for him and assumes the role of AD (ok that's wishful thinking, maybe just director of basketball operations) when Greenspan is fired as well, thus having the foresight to help bring in one of the few “money” coaches out there willing to keep the Hoosier program afloat in these dark times.

  • Jerry

    Is he bought out AND gone now or finish the season ? If gone now I donot care for being Steve Fishered or Mike Davised again.

    Lets aim for a nationally recognized coach not an Indiana “storybook” scenario.

    Keep in mind Baylor has lost 6 of 7 anf likely 7 of 8 after tonight before thinking Drew is at the level we want