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Rockets make McHale hire official

Jun 1, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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The Rockets officially announced on Wednesday that former Boston Celtics superstar and Minnesota Timberwolves coach and GM Kevin McHale will replace Rick Adelman as the coach of the Houston Rockets.

McHale was a seven-time All-Star, two-time Sixth Man of the Year, and three-time champion as a player for the Boston Celtics, and is generally considered to be one of the top low-post scorers of all time. He hasn’t been nearly as successful as a coach or general manager, with a 39-55 record as the head coach of the Timberwolves, but the Rockets clearly believe in McHale and feel he is the right choice for their franchise going forward. McHale will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.

  1. torotrigger - Jun 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Terrible hire – he’s a wimp that team needs some heart and a swift kick in the pants. It’s also going to get worse before it gets better. They shoulda kept adleman

    • danielcp0303 - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:50 AM

      That team needs heart? I’d say the Rockets team might have the most heart in the league. Lowry, Scola, and Hayes are great leaders on that team, and they never give up. Yao keeps falling down but he also keeps getting up. What the team needs are a couple of star players to go along with all of the role players they have. Adelman isn’t the right coach for a team that is in rebuild mode.

  2. mpact63 - Jun 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Maybe he can teach em some old-school shooting techniques.Some players don’t understand that… shooting the ball is an artform: something that can be mastered.So we’ll see!!

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