McHale back with Rockets after daughter's death

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston coach Kevin McHale has rejoined the Rockets after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter.

McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter's health worsened. Twenty-three-year-old Alexandra "Sasha" McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus.

McHale will coach the Rockets on Saturday night against the Mavericks.

Houston went 7-6 under interim coach Kelvin Sampson while McHale was out.