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Rockets hold in-season training camp in attempt to rebound from disastrous start

The Houston Rockets began this season as a trendy NBA Finals pick. However, after rough 4-7 start, the team fired Head Coach Kevin McHale and named 36-year-old assistant J.B. Bickerstaff as interim head coach. In an effort to get the team back on track, Bickerstaff held a “mini training camp” between the Rockets loss to the Knicks on Sunday and tonight’s game against Memphis...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Three candidates for Rockets to replace Kevin McHale

If your Wednesday morning started off at all similar to my own, you probably woke up on Wednesday morning confused to find out that Houston Rockets head coach, Kevin McHale, had gotten the axe just 11 games into the NBA season. After reaching the Western Conference Finals just a season ago, a 4-7 start to the season was not what the anyone was expecting. While the exact reasons...
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Kevin McHale's wife Lynn destroys Rockets on Twitter

Kevin McHale was fired by the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and it sounds like his own family didn’t see it coming any more than we did. McHale’s wife Lynn spent some time on Twitter Thursday mocking her husband’s former employer. She quickly came to her senses and deactivated her account, but not before all of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Barkley: ‘Analytics geek’ Daryl Morey ‘screwed’ Kevin McHale

Charles Barkley, not known to mince words when expressing his opinion, didn’t hold back while blasting Daryl Morey over the firing of Kevin McHale, suggesting the Houston Rockets general manager fired the head coach in an effort at “covering his own ass.” Barkley, appearing on Colin Cowherd’s radio program Wednesday, acknowledged he and Morey have had their beefs in the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Rockets plan to stick with interim coach for entire season

The Houston Rockets made the biggest early-season move when they fired head coach Kevin McHale, but the team plans to give J.B. Bickerstaff the reins for the rest of 2015-16 season. In an interview with ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander confirmed Bickerstaff will be evaluated at the end of the year. ESPN: Can J.B. win this job? Alexander: Of course he...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lil B Takes Credit For Kevin McHale Firing, Cites ‘Based God Curse’

The Based God strikes again. Rapper Lil B took credit for the firing of former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale’s firing Wednesday, citing McHale’s support for a James Harden bobblehead night at the cause. "The BasedGod curse" is real the rockets coach was punished for signing off on the j harden bobble heads doing Lil B cooking dance – Lil B — Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD...
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Fellow NBA coaches baffled by Kevin McHale’s firing

The Houston Rockets shocked the NBA world on Wednesday morning by announcing the firing of head coach Kevin McHale, less than six months after he led the team to a Western Conference Finals berth. The 57-year-old McHale, who had been coach of the Rockets since 2011, is a highly respected member of the basketball fraternity,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rocket relaunch: Searching for Kevin McHale’s replacement

Did the Houston Rockets fire Kevin McHale too early? That’s a legitimate question, but it’s a separate conversation. Daryl Morey has already made a decision. He now has to plot his next move and, accordingly, determine the future of this organization. * The interim coach of the Rockets, taken from the pool of McHale’s assistants, represents the starting point for this discussion...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets Fire Head Coach Kevin McHale After Horrible Start To Season

The Houston Rockets have endured a disappointing 4-7 start to the 2015-16 NBA season, and the first significant change made to improve the team has come on the bench. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting, citing sources, that the Rockets have fired head coach Kevin McHale. J.B. Bickerstaff, will become interim head coach, league sources tell Yahoo. Assistant Chris...
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Kevin McHale reportedly fired by Rockets

The Houston Rockets have fired head coach Kevin McHale, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The news comes as a shock this early in the season, though the Rockets have struggled mightily as of late and lost their last four games. McHale had been the head coach in Houston since 2011....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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