Kevin McHale was one of the few coaches who had potentially had their job on the line entering the 2014-2015 season. With the Houston Rockets 20-7 start this season, the Rockets have decided to hang onto McHale for another 3 years. The Houston Rockets officially announced McHale’s new contract via their official team website
The Houston Rockets 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.
“Kevin is an integral part of the Rockets family,” said Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, “He embodies the leadership, passion, knowledge, and team-first qualities we need as we continue our pursuit of bringing another NBA Championship to the City of Houston and Rockets fans all over the world.”
Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report McHale’s new contract
McHale's deal will be worth nearly $13 million over the three seasons, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2014
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander on Kevin McHale’s new contract with the Rockets
“I didn’t want to let anybody else have a chance to get him if he was a free agent.”
“He’s done a great job and I think can take us very far in the playoffs”
Rockets GM Daryl Morey had this to say on McHale’s extension
He is the winningest coach in Rockets history and knows what it takes to win championships
Very excited about Coach McHale's extension. He is the winningest coach in Rockets history and knows what it takes to win championships
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) December 24, 2014
McHale posts a career 153-104 record as the Rockets coach, making the playoffs 2 times in his tenure with the Rockets.
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