Rockets coach Kevin McHale will be back with the team next season. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The Rockets were knocked out of the playoffs by the Portland Trail Blazers, but Houston management believes in head coach Kevin McHale and will keep him on board, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. From his report:
McHale just completed the final guaranteed season of his contract, but multiple individuals with knowledge of the Rockets thinking have said management believes in him and wants him to have more time with a relatively new team that spent the season battling injuries.
The fourth year of McHale's contract was subject to a team option. The Rockets were 54-28 this season, and were eliminated from the playoffs by Portland in six games on Friday.