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Sampson set to sign as Milwaukee assistant

Former Indiana University coach Kelvin Sampson has agreed to become a Milwaukee Bucks assistant under Scott Skiles, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein and The Associated Press.

The person, who requested anonymity from the AP because Sampson has not yet signed a contract, said Sampson is expected to sign with the team as soon as later in the day.

It's a second chance for Sampson, who resigned as the Hoosiers' coach Feb. 22 and accepted a $750,000 buyout after an NCAA report charged him with five major NCAA rules violations.

Sampson, sources told Stein, actually had two NBA coaching offers. He could have also joined Larry Brown's new staff in Charlotte.

Sampson took the Indiana job in March 2006 and two months later was penalized by the NCAA for making 577 impermissible phone calls between 2000 and 2004 while coaching Oklahoma.

The second wave of charges emerged in October when a university investigation found Sampson and his staff made more than 100 impermissible calls while still under recruiting restrictions. Sampson also was said to have participated in at least 10 three-way calls, another violation of the NCAA's punishment.

At the time, Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan called the violations secondary, imposing a one-year extension of the NCAA's recruiting restrictions and pulling a $500,000 raise for Sampson. The Hoosiers also took away one scholarship for the 2008-09 season.

However, an NCAA report released Feb. 13 by Indiana said Sampson provided false and misleading information to investigators from the university, and the NCAA, failed to meet the "generally recognized high standard of honesty" expected in college sports and failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

Information from The Associated Press is included in this report