• McHale back with Rockets after daughter's death

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 8, 2012
    Houston coach Kevin McHale has rejoined the Rockets after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter. McHale will coach the Rockets on Saturday night against the Mavericks. McHale never directly addressed his daughter, but he did note that he appreciated the support he received from various people around the league during this difficult time. McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. Houston went 7-6 under interim coach Kelvin Sampson while McHale was out. I don't want to get into the whole thing, but it was hard because your mind is a million miles away, but yet you're still watching games and you're still pulling for the guys so hard and you want them to win,'' he said.
    • Mayo, Mavs spoil McHale's return to Rockets

      O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets on Saturday night in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench.
      Source: ESPN.com

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