Category: Kevin McHale

Old-School Kevin McHale has New-School Rockets Back in the NBA Playoffs

Friday, April 12th, 2013

After three straight seasons of finishing in ninth place in the West and on the outside looking in at the NBA playoffs, the Houston Rockets are back in the postseason. They locked up their spot this week. Coach Kevin McHale talks about combining his old-school ways with the  new-school aspects ...

The New Look Rockets Have Taken Off Early This Season

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Houston Rockets were one of the most aggressive teams in the NBA this offseason. The Rockets signed Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin and they made a blockbuster trade to bring James Harden to Houston as well. Those moves have paid huge dividends early on this season. After a bit ...

James Harden Adjusts to Life as an Everyday Starter in Houston, Begins Recruiting Help

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

James Harden is settling into life in Houston and he's been an absolute monster for the Rockets. Harden was averaging 23.6 points and 5.4 assists per game heading into Wednesday night's action. The former Oklahoma City guard is now adjusting to being the main man on his new team, but explains ...

Kelvin Sampson Is Trying to Keep the Rockets Focused in the Wake of Adversity

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The past two weeks have been extremely trying on the Houston Rockets both on the court and off it. On the court, the Rockets have dealt with some injuries and they have gone just 3-4 in their last seven games. But off the court it gets much more serious and ...

Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale Is Not A Fan Of Players Association’s Restrictions

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Kevin McHale isn't the first former professional athlete to come out and criticize players "these days" for using their players associations to clear rules so that they do less preseason work. And he surely won't be the last. But the Houston Rockets coach makes it pretty clear here that he ...

Kevin McHale Says Despite Failed Efforts to Trade Into the Top Ten, the Rockets Drafted Three Guys They Really Like

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

A couple of days before the draft the Rockets made a handful of trades to acquire extra draft picks heading into Thursday night. After making the trades, Houston went into draft night armed with 12th, 16th and 18th picks in the first round. It looked like acquiring all those picks ...

Kevin McHale: “Our goal is to make the playoffs”

Monday, December 5th, 2011

When the NBA gets started and the Houston Rockets take the court, they are going to look very different from the teams of years prior. Not only did their most popular and recognizable player, Yao Ming, retire early due to numerous injuries, but the Rockets pulled off a trade midseason ...

Larry Bird Clears Air About Shooting Contest with Chris Mullin, Confident Reggie Miller Will Get His Hall of Fame Call Someday

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

If you're hoping for loads of NBA Lockout news, no such luck. Larry Bird, the president of the Indiana Pacers, is obviously prohibited from talking about anything CBA related. But Larry Legend is always worth listening to mainly because if the host is worth his salt, we'll hear at least ...

Kevin McHale Will Return to the Sidelines

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

This past season, the Houston Rockets were missing a huge piece of their franchise and they were forced to play without Yao Ming. Despite that, the Rockets barely missed the playoffs and they finished with a record above .500. Apparently that wasn’t enough for Houston to justify keeping Rick Adelman ...

David Kahn: Kevin McHale Couldn’t Handle The Upcoming Transition

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

It's the end of an era in Minnesota.  Kevin McHale had been the head of the organization for 15 years and saw it rise to its highest point of a Western Conference Finals in 20044, but since, it's been pretty ugly.  It just felt the right time for a new ...