Rockets + McHale Family Mourns

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Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, died Saturday. She was 23.

The team disclosed no other details Sunday.

Kevin McHale has been on leave since Nov. 10 to deal with what the team called a personal family matter. Kelvin Sampson has been the interim coach during McHale's absence.

Team owner Leslie Alexander issued a statement and extended his "deepest condolences" over the loss of the McHales' "beautiful daughter." He called Kevin and wife Lynn "loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time." Alexander said the "entire organization is mourning."

Rockets players also expressed their support for McHale.

James Harden tweeted: "Praying for coach McHale and his family." Chandler Parsons added on Twitter: "R.I.P. Sasha."

McHale spent several years with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a coach and executive before joining the Rockets following two seasons as a television analyst.

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