The Houston Rockets are looking to fill a void left by departing head coach Rick Adelman. On Saturday, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Kevin McHale has emerged as the leading candidate to take the job. From Wojnarowski's report:
No final decision has officially been reached, nor are contract negotiations underway, but McHale has clearly separated himself from Dallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey and Boston Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, sources said.
McHale, of course, is most well-known for the 13 seasons he spent as a player for the Boston Celtics. He has served two stints as head coach of the MInnesota Timberwolves, with whom he was also general manager. In total, McHale has a career 39-55 record as a head coach.
If McHale does become the Rockets' next head coach, he'll be inheriting a team that is a couple of years removed from success. After posting three consecutive 50-plus win seasons from 2006-'07 to '08-'09, Houston has missed the playoffs the last two seasons.
For more on the Rockets' coaching searching, check back with this StoryStream for updates, and be sure to check out SB Nation's Houston Rockets blog, The Dream Shake.