Kyle Lowry isn't very happy with the Houston Rockets right now. In fact, he's so unhappy at this point that he's actually looking to get out of dodge as soon as possible. Why? Apparently, because of head coach Kevin McHale.
Lowry recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and torn abductor muscles. He returned to Toyota Center on Friday and discussed his future.
“I don’t think so,” Lowry said about whether he and McHale can continue. “I honestly think it would be tough. Things have to be addressed. The situation would have to be addressed.
“If things aren’t addressed coaching-wise, I guess I have to be moved.”
McHale was surprised by the comments.
“That’s very surprising,” McHale said. “I didn’t think we had too much of a problem coexisting this year. Everybody has a little beef every once in a while. I didn’t feel like (there were problems). He apparently did.
“There were times that we didn’t agree on things. There were times that I got on him. I don’t think it was unduly harsh on anybody.”
All that said, both of these guys can and should make another attempt to co-exist. The Rockets are not that far off from being a great playoff-contending team.
Houston GM Daryl Morey thinks they can work it out for next season.
“I think Kyle and coach McHale are both winners and both competitive guys,” Morey said. “I don’t anticipate any issues going forward.”
Lowry averaged 14, seven assists, and five rebounds last year in 47 games.
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