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Rockets expected to offer coaching job soon… to someone

May 27, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

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The Rockets are going to offer their head-coaching job maybe as soon as Friday to… someone.

Friday is the deadline but there is still the little question of deciding who should actually get that offer, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

“The next step is to make a decision,” a person with knowledge of the process told Thursday….

A second person familiar with the process told Thursday night that the Rockets are expected to extend a formal offer to their top choice as early as Friday.

It looks like it will be Kevin McHale — the legendary player, former Timberwolves coach and current TNT analyst — or Dwyane Casey, another former Timberwolves head man who is currently busy as a Dallas assistant coach.

Lawrence Frank had been part of the second round of interviews but has faded from the picture, according to multiple reports. Frank still is in the running for the job in Golden State.

It sounds like the Rockets may have had a self-imposed deadline and have reached it, and that everyone now just needs to agree on a party.

  1. sknut - May 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I think Casey deserves it. He got jobbed in Minny by McHale and Co. I am not sure why the Rockets are enamored with McHale, he is ok but I find it hard to believe that there isn’t a better coaching candidate out there.

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