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Kevin McHale's mother dies in Hibbing at age 86

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Kevin McHale's mother, Josephine, died Tuesday night in Hibbing and there is no word when the Houston Rockets head coach will return to the NBA team.


McHale missed a second straight day of practice Wednesday. The Rockets begin a West Coast road trip tonight at Portland, and continue at Golden State on Friday and Sacramento on Sunday.

Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has taken over coaching duties in McHale's absence.

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