Kevin McHale Officially Introduced as New Rockets Coach

Kevin McHale introduced as Rockets coach

By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer
      HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander officially
introduced Kevin McHale as the team's new coach on Friday.
      Alexander says he has found a “leader of men” and the
“perfect fit” in the former Boston Celtics great.
      The 53-year-old McHale replaces Rick Adelman, who parted ways
with the team after four seasons. The Rockets have missed the
playoffs the past two seasons.
      McHale was working as a television analyst. He says he missed
the competition and set a playoff berth as an immediate goal.
      A seven-time All-Star, McHale helped Boston win three NBA
championships during a 13-year playing career. McHale then worked
16 seasons as an executive with the Minnesota Timberwolves,
including two stints as interim head coach.
      
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