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Kevin McHale will take a leave to address an unspecified personal matter.
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McHale taking leave of absence

The Rockets announced on Saturday that their head coach will be taking a leave of absence from the team for reasons not yet made public. 

McHale dealing with a family matter

Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has taken a leave of absence to deal with a family matter. The team announced the move on Saturday and said assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will be in charge while McHale is out. There is no timetable for the return of the second-year coach and Hall of Fame player. ''Kevin is a devoted family man who is needed back home in Minnesota at...

McHale takes leave of absence from Rockets

Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has taken a leave of absence to deal with a family matter. The team announced the move on Saturday and says assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will be in charge while McHale is out. There is no timetable for the return of the second-year coach and Hall of Fame player. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says: ''Kevin is a devoted family man...

Grieving McHale returns to Rockets

Houston coach Kevin McHale has rejoined the Rockets after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter. McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter's health worsened. Twenty-three-year-old Alexandra ''Sasha'' McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus. McHale will coach the Rockets...

Minus McHale, Rockets halt loss streak

The Houston Rockets knew they needed to get back on track Saturday night after three straight losses. When they learned they'd be without coach Kevin McHale against Detroit, they were even more determined to break the losing streak. James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Rockets beat the winless Pistons 96-82 in their first game without McHale. The team announced...

Former Wolves coach takes leave of absence

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale took a leave of absence on Saturday to deal with a family matter. The team announced the move and said assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will be in charge while McHale is out. Sampson said McHale called him Saturday afternoon and asked him to coach the team. "Hopefully whatever the family matter is, it gets taken care of,"...

McHale On Leave For Family Issue

Kelvin Sampson has assumed head coaching duties for the Rockets in Kevin McHale's absence.

Rockets 96, Pistons 82

James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their first game without coach Kevin McHale. The team announced earlier Saturday that McHale was taking an immediate leave of absence to deal with a family matter. Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson took over for McHale, and said before the game that he...

Rockets control game, beat winless Pistons

HOUSTON There was an experimental quality to the Houston Rockets' 96-82 win over the Detroit Pistons Saturday night. Maybe it was because the boss, coach Kevin McHale, was out of the office; he was on leave tending to a personal matter. Maybe it was because they thought nobody was watching; a late-arriving crowd sported a lot of Texas A&M gear, evidence of priorities in...

Harden, Rockets send Pistons to 0-7

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their first game without coach Kevin McHale. The team announced earlier Saturday that McHale was taking an immediate leave of absence to deal with a family matter. Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson took over for McHale, and said before...
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