mchAfter appearing in the conference finals last year, the Houston Rockets were expected to be one of the top teams heading into this season. After a 4-7 start, the Rockets have decided enough is enough and opted to fire head coach Kevin McHale, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger. Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff will take over as head coach on an interim basis.

McHale has been the Rockets head coach since the start of the 2011-2012 season and actually has the highest win percentage in Hoston’s coaching history with a record of 323-193. However, the Rockets are losers of four-straight and just lost to the Boston Celtics on Monday night by 16 points. This has been a constant theme for the Rockets, as Houston started the season with three-straight 20-point losses before winning their first game.

After their loss to the Celtics, the Rockets held a players-only meeting and McHale, searching for answers wanted to make a change to the starting lineup. Despite having last season’s MVP runner up James Harden, an All-Star caliber center in Dwight Howard and talented players like Ty Lawson and Trevor Ariza, Houston seemed disinterested and unmotivated, which is why management decided to fire McHale.


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