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article imageNBA: The Houston Rockets make Kevin McHale new head coach

By Austin Tyler     May 28, 2011 in Sports
Houston - The Houston Rockets parted ways with their former coach Rick Adelman after five years of what the organization deemed good, but not successful. The Rockets had a nice list of coaches to take over, but Kevin McHale ended up as the man to take over.
Houston has reached a deal with to become their new head coach this past Friday. The Rockets interviewed a lot of different coaches besides McHale like Boston Celtics and former coach Lawrence Franks, and assistant.
McHale has minimal experience as he took stints as the interim coach. McHale was a total of 39-55 in two terms as the Wolves interim coach going 19-12 in 2004-1005 season, was 20-43 in 2008-2009 stint. He took over in 2006 for Flip Saunders and in 2008 he took over for.
With his coaching numbers may not be the best, but as a general manager with the Timberwolves he was pretty good as he drafted Kevin Garnett in 1995. The was the highlight of his career, but other moves and the eventual trading of Garnett to the Boston Celtics did not sit well with the fans or the organization which caused him resign.
The past two and a half years for McHale was spent working for TNT and NBA TV as an analyst. He occasionally appears on NBA on TNT in the studio and has also called a few regular season and playoff games for the station. He is mostly known for his role on NBA TV's Fan Night broadcasts on Tuesday nights during the season, along with Ernie Johnson and Chris Webber.
This will be the first coaching tenure for Kevin McHale as he will take over as an official head coach, and not an interim coach. He will be taking over with questions about Yao Ming’s health, and hope of to help the organization get back to the playoffs which they have missed the last two years.
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