Former Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach and Vice President Kevin McHale has officially become the Rockets’ next head coach after Rick Adelman was let go after this past season.
McHale was of course a long-term fixture in the TWolves organization from 1995-2008. McHale went 35-55 as a head coach for the Timberwolves during his tenure.
McHale has never been an assistant coach and doesn’t have much experience, however the Rockets feel they got the strongest candidate available. GM of the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge (and former teammate of McHale) said that Kevin’s intelligence level about basketball is as good as anybody’s also stating that McHale knows how to communicate, whether it be with the front office, ownership, his players etc.
Time will tell if McHale is a good fit down in Houston. The one thing I know, is that the Rockets (if Yao isn’t healthy) will be looking to acquire some big bodies (something McHale obviously specializes in: one of the best low-post scorers to play the game).
Stay tuned all summer long for your TWolves news and information. Thanks for reading and GO WOLVES!