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Kevin McHale Leaving Turner Sports For Houston Rockets Head Coaching Gig

NBA TV/TNT analyst Kevin McHale is leaving the studio and making another run as an NBA head coach.

McHale has agreed in principle to become head coach of the Houston Rockets.

“I really enjoyed spending the last two years with Turner Sports, bringing the best NBA coverage possible to the viewers at home,” said McHale. “Even though I’m moving back to the bench I’ll still watch my friends on NBA TV and TNT. Turner’s commitment to the NBA is part of the reason why the league is so special, and I look forward to seeing many of my former colleagues in the future.”

McHale joined the Turner crew in 2009 following his departure from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“Kevin’s experiences as a player, coach and general manager, coupled with his tremendous knowledge of the game and players, made him a terrific analyst for NBA TV and TNT,” said David Levy, President of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “Our audience will miss his diverse perspective and terrific sense of humor. We wish Kevin the best of luck in his new role as head coach of the Houston Rockets.”

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