Sam Cassell and the Houston Rockets reportedly have "mutual interest" to fill the team's vacant head coaching position, league sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The news comes on the heels of Mike D'Antoni choosing not to re-sign with the team.

“Sam Cassell should be a head coach, period. He’s got an incredibly high basketball IQ, and I just hope he gets a shot. ... When they talk about paying dues, he’s paid every due that is possible and he’s yet to get a job. So, I’m hoping that happens," said Doc Rivers earlier this week.

The Rockets are also expected to consider Tyronn Lue for the role.