Suns To Interview Sampson, Interested In Snyder

The Suns will interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson for their head coaching job, and they're interested in CSKA Moscow assistant Quin Snyder for the position as well, reports Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. The team has not yet parted ways with interim coach Lindsey Hunter, but much like the dynamic between the Hawks and Larry Drew, Phoenix and Hunter are both seeking out other options while not closing the door on a continued relationship. Hunter interviewed with the Pistons last month. 

Sampson also interviewed with the Bobcats and Bucks, notes Goodman, who confirms that the Rockets assistant will interview with the Sixers this week, too. The Sixers reportedly received permission for that meeting from the Rockets, but newly appointed GM Sam Hinkie, who came from Houston's front office, indicated that he hadn't heard about any interview with Sampson. 

Snyder, who served as an assistant with the Lakers in 2011/12, is expected to interview with the Bobcats, and has also been linked to the Sixers and the Hawks, though the latest report from Atlanta indicates that he's no longer in the mix there. He and Sampson both have head coaching experience in the college ranks, though neither has been a head coach in the NBA, save for Sampson's brief stint as a fill-in for Kevin McHale this past season.

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