Brendan Maloy
Saturday March 1st, 2014

Kevin McHale has been in the NBA in player, Executive and Coach for 34 years. (Rocky Widner/national Basketball/Getty Images) Kevin McHale has been in the NBA as a player, executive and coach for 34 years. (Rocky Widner/national Basketball/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale says he supports commissioner Adam Silver's proposal to raise the age limit from 19 to 20, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

The Rockets coach, former front-office executive and Hall of Fame player, told Silver he is a staunch supporter of the change when they recently spoke about the potential change.

"I understand (the argument) that it's America and everybody has a right to work. I understand that. But the guys aren't ready. (When) you're 16 years old or 15 years old, they don't put you into doggone smelting or anything. Man, the NBA is a man's league, and I think a lot of these young guys come in early and their careers would prosper if they stayed (in college)."

SI WIRE: Report: Bull's close to signing Jimmer Fredette McHale, went as far as to say he would advise the league adopt the same regulation as the NFL, requiring players to be in school for three years or until they are 21.

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