Found December 15, 2011 on Fox Sports Houston:
Rockets first-year coach Kevin McHale will not relent. As frequently as he discusses the Rockets' need to improve defensively with assembled media after practices, McHale pushes the Rockets during workouts in an attempt to get them to make those required strides for superior results. The Rockets inability to alter their roster as to better meet McHale's needs hasn't impacted his course of action. General manager Daryl Morey was stymied in his acquisitions of Pau Gasol and his younger brother Marc while maintaining pursuit of free agent Nen with the aim of getting bigger and presumably better on the interior, yet McHale continues to persist. The takeaway from that activity is that the Rockets as presently constructed are insufficient at defending the rim. However, all the responsibility for defensive improvement doesn't fall on the bigs. "With the way the rules are five men have to guard the ball," McHale said. "So everybody is going to have to be ov...

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