James Samuel "Sam" Vincent (born May 18, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player and the former head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Vincent won the State of Michigan "Mr. Basketball" award in 1981, the first year the award was given. He attended Lansing's Eastern High School, where he scored 61 points in one game as a senior, breaking the previous city scoring record of 54 set by Magic Johnson at Everett High School.
Shortly after retiring, Vincent worked at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. During the late 1990s, he coached basketball in South Africa, and he has also coached in Greece, Netherlands, Nigeria, and the NBDL. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he led the Nigerian women's basketball team to a 68–64 victory over South Korea, which was the first ever victory by an African nation in an Olympic women's basketball contest.
On May 25, 2007 Vincent was introduced as the new head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. On April 26, 2008 Vincent was relieved of his head coaching duties. Later that year, Vincent was named the head coach of the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League.