Found January 23, 2012 on Basketball ]
Kevin McHale returns to Minnesota Monday as his streaking Houston Rockets visit an improved Timberwolves team.

McHale returning to Minnesota with Rockets

The Houston Rockets' first-year coach was asked Saturday for his thoughts on going back to Minnesota Monday to play the Timberwolves, the team that fired him as coach and general manager. He had one thought. "It'll be nice to see my wife," Kevin McHale said. When he said it his eyes sparked a little, as they often do. The message was clear enough, one you...

McHale returns with Adelman's former team

MINNEAPOLIS -- For one man, it's no longer home. For the other, it hasn't yet become home. But for both, the Target Center on Monday night was a place of familiarity and a reminder of change, of how far a few years can take a man. Former Timberwolves general manager and coach Kevin McHale returned to Minnesota on Monday night for the first time as the Houston Rockets'...

Kevin McHale and family watched Patriots, reminiscent returning to Minnesota

As a young Celtics fan, I had admired Kevin McHale as a hall of famer and as a light-hearted locker room guy. I always found his post/pre game interviews nearly as entertaining as his attic full of low post moves. McHale did things in the low post that no NBA player or fan had ever [...]

Wolves lose to Rockets, McHale by 15

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin McHale's first night back at Target Center since his firing in 2009 started with quite a rude reception as the hometown fans who once adored him booed lustily during his introduction. The night ended on a much better note for him. Kevin Martin scored 31 points to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight victory, 107-92 over Minnesota on Monday...

Rockets find offensive strive against Spurs

HOUSTON There are times when Rockets coach Kevin McHale speaks with such stirring perspective that his experience as a Hall-of-Fame player resonates, moments that provide greater clarity of his influence. The Spurs had taken their first lead of the game barely two minutes into the fourth quarter on Saturday night at Toyota Center and, for the first time, the Rockets appeared stagnant...

Kevin McHale chooses to leave the memories at the door

Kevin McHale walked -- actually limped is the more accurate description -- back into Target Center on Monday morning,...

Bucks try to defuse sizzling Rockets

By MATT BEARDMORE, STATS WriterThe Houston Rockets are back on track with their longest winning streak in four seasons, but coach Kevin McHale has a bigger concern - the Milwaukee Bucks. Houston looks for its eighth straight victory and 12th in a row at home in this series Wednesday night when the Bucks go for their first three-game road winning streak in two seasons. Since losing...

McHale not taking any credit for Love's game

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love and the guy who brought him to Minnesota, Kevin McHale, met before Monday's game at Target Center, the first time they have shared an NBA court since the final day of the 2008-09 season.

Day of reunion arrives for coaches

Rick Adelman and Kevin McHale will meet their former teams in Monday's Timberwolves-Houston game for the first time since Adelman left the Rockets in April after four seasons as their coach and McHale departed in 2009 from the franchise he guided for 14 seasons.

Rockets win 7th straight, 107-92 over Timberwolves

Kevin Martin scored 31 points to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight victory, 107-92 over Minnesota on Monday night in coach Kevin McHale's first game back at Target Center since he was fired by the Timberwolves in 2009.
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