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Old 05-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Kevin McHale named new Houston Rockets head coach

The Houston Chronicle reports:

After a month-long search and long sessions debating the merits of three finalists, the Rockets offered McHale their head coaching position on Friday. McHale was chosen over Boston assistant Lawrence Frank and Dallas assistant Dwane Casey after meeting with Rockets owner Leslie Alexander on Wednesday to complete the interview process.

Though McHale is more celebrated as a Hall of Fame player who among other things inspired Rick Pitino’s rant about the inability to recapture the Boston glory days than as a coach, the Rockets were drawn to his apparent abilities as a leader and motivator.

Read more: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=7723

Update: The hiring became official on June 1: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=7733

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Cool. I hope he has good luck with them if he accepts. If he gets them to the playoffs and maybe even wins a series he'd be a success.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Just as long as he's not allowed anywhere near the FO.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:31 PM   #4
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I hope not because I like him on television doing what he does.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Rockets offer head coaching job to Kevin McHale

why?

Word around the block is they canned Adelman because he didn't play the young guys, instead he tried to make the playoffs

now they move to McHale who never had to teach anyone anything?

Morey has done a great job getting talent, but you can't play everyone, seems like Morey's head is getting bigger than JKidd's kid's head
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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any rockets fan, my name is for sale for $3.50
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #7
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McHale's first move? Push to sign Joe Smith.
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Are these the best Houston could do in terms of a coaching hire?

They should've just went for a college coach with a name factor.
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Default Kevin McHale to coach Rockets

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The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a contract for Kevin McHale to become their new coach, Yahoo! Sports is reporting.The Houston Chronicle reported earlier Friday that McHale had been offered the job
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #10
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that's great. He'll be a good coach.
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I'm just glad he won't be on TNT anymore
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: Kevin McHale to coach Rockets

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I'm just glad he won't be on TNT anymore

awwww haha I thought he was funny with his Bird talking trash stories + he kept Chuck in check since Chuck respects him so much. It was better than the Charles/Webber tagteam
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Default Re: Kevin McHale to coach Rockets

Its weird, Adelman, Larry Brown and Sloan are teamless, while Mike Brown and McHale are getting good offers
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Not a fan of this hire or the Lakers hire.
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