Kevin McHale's daughter died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with lupus.
Alexandra “Sasha” McHale was 23 years old.
“I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon,” Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement on Sunday (via the Houston Chronicle).
“Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time. Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family’s loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will continue to serve as the Rockets’ acting head coach until McHale’s ultimate return.
Houston hasn't played a game since Friday's big 131-103 victory over the New York Knicks. The team returns to action on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.
(Kudos Houston Chronicle)