Kelvin Sampson coached at Oklahoma from 1994-2006 and during that time he had some pretty great players. One of those players was forward Taj Gray, but it looks like the former Sooner isn’t too happy with the way his professional career has gone.
Gray went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft and spent seven years bouncing around teams overseas. He has not played since 2012.
Now, after a rant on Facebook, it looks like we know who Gray has identified as a scapegoat.
Gray accused his former coach of sabotaging his draft stock a decade ago.
The statement released mentioned that Sampson, who is now the head coach at Houston, had badmouthed Gray to several NBA general managers. This apparently caused his stock to plummet and dropped him completely out of the draft.
Taj Gray starred at Oklahoma during his two years with the team. He averaged 14.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
It will be interesting to see whether anything happens as a result of these allegations.
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