Houston Rockets: Kelvin Sampson Takes Leave Of Absence

By Michael Ma

Nov 20, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson prior to the game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will take a brief leave of absence following the death of his father, John W. “Ned” Sampson on Tuesday.

With passing of his father today in N.C., Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson will briefly leave team to be w/ family, source tells Yahoo.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 18, 2014

Ned Sampson passed away in North Carolina, and the reason is unknown at the moment. 5 weeks ago, Sampson’s mother passed away in North Carolina as well.