Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Houston Rockets. After his playing career, he worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves as the team's general manager and later its coach. He was fired as coach in June 2009. McHale then worked as an analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports. Kevin McHale is of Irish and of Croat origin. Kevin McHale was born to Paul Austin McHale and Josephine Patricia Starcevich in Hibbing, Minnesota. In his senior season at Hibbing High School, he was named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball of 1976 and led his squad to a runner-up finish in the AA Minnesota State Championship game. In 1992, McHale was elected to the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame. On June 30, 1982, he married his wife Lynn. They have five children: Kristyn, Michael, Joseph, Alexandra and Thomas.
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