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Sampson Taking Leave After Death Of His Father

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Former Oklahoma basketball coach Kelvin Sampson is taking a leave of absence from his assistant coaching position with the Houston Rockets after the death of his father on Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Sampson will leave the team and head home to North Carolina to be with his family. John "Ned" Sampson passed away on Tuesday just five weeks after Kelvin's mother also passed away.

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