Kevin McHale (basketball player)
|Full name||Kevin Edward McHale|
|birthday||19th December 1957 (age 62)|
|place of birth||Hibbing , Minnesota , United States|
|position||Center / Power Forward|
|NBA draft||1980 , 3rd pick , Boston Celtics|
|Clubs as active|
|1980-1993 Boston Celtics|
|Clubs as coaches|
Minnesota Timberwolves 2008–2009 Minnesota Timberwolves 2011–2015 Houston Rockets
Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing , Minnesota ) is a retired American basketball player . From 2011 to 2015, McHale coached the Houston Rockets .
Between 1980 and 1993 he played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics team . McHale is eight feet tall and played in the power forward position . In 1981, following his first year as a professional, he was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie Team . In 1984 and 1985 he was voted the best sixth man , the best substitute player in the NBA. Once, in 1987, he was called up to the All-NBA First Team. He was also appointed to the All-Defensive First Team for three consecutive seasons (1986, 1987 and 1988). He was also elected to the NBA All-Star Team seven times. Together with Larry Bird and the Celtics, he won a total of three championships in the NBA (1981, 1984 and 1986). In 1999 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .
After retiring from his career, McHale became manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1994 . He was also a brief coach for this team: in 2005 as an interim coach for Flip Saunders and in the 2008-09 season . He then left the Wolves and took over on June 1, 2011 the post of coach with the Houston Rockets . McHale extended his contract for another three years in December 2014, but was fired on November 18, 2015.
- Kevin McHale on NBA.com
- Kevin McHale (basketball player) - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- Kevin McHale in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . On: Hoophall website; Springfield, MA, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018 (in English).
- ^ Houston Rockets fire coach Kevin McHale . From: espn.go.com November 19, 2015, accessed December 27, 2015
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||McHale, Kevin Edward (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 19, 1957|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hibbing , Minnesota|