HoopsHype Kevin McHale rumors

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“I said years ago, you could say anything you wanted to,” McHale said. “You could say, ‘Detroit sucked’ and it made the Detroit paper, it made the Boston paper and then maybe someone would ask you about it in one other city, Cleveland or wherever. Now if you said something like that, every city you went to they’d ask, ‘Why did you say that?’ God forbid that you say something about a guy you’re playing against that you don’t like. “There seems to be an unbelievable need among the players and in the league for everyone to like each other. I really don’t like that. I like when guys don’t like each other. I actually like when guys really dislike each other. I think it makes for better competition.” NBA.com

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“Actually, what I was thinking was I didn’t want to be thinking like five years later that I had this opportunity and didn’t do it,” Papanikolaou said. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I didn’t want to miss it. I thought, ‘This is the time.’ I spoke with the GM (Daryl Morey). The coach himself (Kevin McHale) called me. That means a lot to a player. But I just didn’t want to be stupid and lose this opportunity to be here, to live this dream to go to the NBA.” Houston Chronicle

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The Rockets brought in Trevor Ariza to replace Chandler Parsons and Joey Dorsey to fill the backup center void left by Omer Asik. But with Jeremy Lin, Parsons and Asik heading out, McHale faced another season of significant retooling, especially after the decision not to match the offer sheet to keep Parsons. “Well, I mean, hey I understand kind of why we did it,” McHale said. “I know they’re talking about flexibility. I like Chandler. He’s a big part of what we did and what we do. I’m going to miss having him, but that’s part of the business I guess. We got to replace not only Chandler, but we have to replace (Omer) Asik and we have to replace Jeremy (Lin) so we have a lot of work to do. Houston Chronicle

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Chris Bosh will soon speak to coach Kevin McHale, moving closer to a commitment to the Rockets, source tells Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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The Rockets are letting it be known that they’ll be able to move Lin lickety-split if Anthony commits, but they might not ever get to that stage. “The only reason Carmelo will go to Houston to listen (to the Rockets) is because of Kevin McHale,” one source said. “If the coach wasn’t a top-50, all-time player or was a lesser-name coach, then Melo wouldn’t even visit there. But he’ll listen because it’s Kevin McHale.” New York Daily News

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The Houston Rockets are making a hard push to convince former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins to join Kevin McHale's staff as an assistant, according to sources close to the process. However, sources tell ESPN.com that the Rockets recognize it will be difficult to land Hollins, who continues to covet his next opportunity as a head coach after his exit in Memphis following the 2013 playoffs. ESPN.com

May 27, 2014 Updates

But Scola is a true basketball character, a superstar on the international stage for the legendary Argentina team that dethroned Team USA early in the 2000s. Teammates and coaches revere him. Battier cited him this weekend as one of his favorite teammates, and Daryl Morey said Kevin McHale is still asking if the Rockets could reacquire Scola. Grantland

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Q: Do you have any concern about Kevin McHale being in the last year of his contract next year with the ‘lame duck” issue? Daryl Morey: “No. He’s a great coach. It’s not an issue for him or for us. I don’t see it as an issue. I’ve never bought into (the lame duck factor) for any coach. Some coaches disagree and some GMs may disagree, but he’s a head coach and he does a very good job. Just like I’m reevaluating and taking a look at what I need to do differently and better, he’s doing the same and our players are the same.” Houston Chronicle

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