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AP Source: McHale Close To Becoming Rockets Coach

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Kevin McHale (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin McHale (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets are close to hiring Kevin McHale as their new
coach.

The person says the team is negotiating a contract with McHale. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet complete.

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McHale would take over for Rick Adelman, who left the team days after his fourth season in Houston.

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McHale, a Hall of Fame player for the Boston Celtics, spent 15 years with the Timberwolves in his native Minnesota. He was let go in 2009 and has recently served as a TV analyst.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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