Sam Cassell makes pitch to Houston

Sam Cassell met with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday to discuss their vacant head coaching position, according to multiple reports. Cassell has been an assistant with the Wizards the past two seasons and worked closely this season with rookie John Wall.

Cassell spent the first three of his 15 seasons in Houston, winning back-to-back championships in 1994-95, and has a decent relationship with Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. He has not responded to multiple phone or text messages seeking comment.

The Rockets have already interviewed several candidates to replace Rick Adelman, who split with the team a few weeks ago. Former New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank, former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson, Milwaukee Bucks assistant Mike Woodson, Sacramento Kings assistant and former Rockets player Mario Ellie, and Rockets assistant Jack Sikma have also spoken with the team.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.

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