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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:32 PM

Former Celtic Great, Kevin McHale back with Rockets after daughter's death

HOUSTON (AP) -- 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. Alexandra "Sasha'' McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus. She was 23.

"It's been a while,'' he said. "Hopefully it's the right time. I don't know there ever is a right time. I don't know if there is a playbook about this, but I'm excited to be back.''

McHale will coach the Rockets on Saturday night against the Mavericks.

Houston went 7-6 under interim coach Kelvin Sampson while McHale was out.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/nba/12/08/kevin-mchale.ap/index.html#ixzz2EVvmxtp0

23 is way, way, way, too young.

RIP.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:17 PM

1. This is a heartbreaker.

My heart goes out to Kevin, one of the all-time greats, and his family. Losing a child has got to be the worst.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:18 PM

2. Very sad

Far too young.

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