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Rockets Sign Head Coach Kevin McHale to Contract Extension

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets  owner Leslie Alexander announced today that they have agreed to a three-year contract extension with head coach Kevin McHale. As the 12th head coach of the Houston Rockets, McHale, has led the team to one of the most successful periods in franchise history.  The fourth year coach holds a career-record of 153-104 (.595) with the Houston Rockets, making McHale the winningest coach in franchise history by win percentage.

The Rockets have jumped out to a 20-7 record this season coming off of a 54-28 season in 2013-14 (the fifth best regular season in Rockets history).  In each of McHale’s three campaigns with the Houston Rockets, he has made significant leaps in both total wins and winning percentage.  After finishing the lockout shortened 2011-12 season 34-32 (.515), McHale led the team to a 45-37 (.549) in his second season.  After a 54-28 (.659) season in 2013-14, the Rockets have witnessed win improvements of 11 win and nine win improvements in consecutive seasons under McHale.  McHale was named NBA Coach of the Month for February 2014.

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