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Rockets award McHale three-year extension
Kevin McHale
Kevin McHale owns a 153-104 record in his three-plus seasons with the Rockets.
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Rockets have agreed to a three-year extension with head coach Kevin McHale that will run through the 2017-18 season.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey relayed the news via Twitter Wednesday morning, with the Rockets confirming the agreement shortly afterward.

"Very excited about Coach McHale's extension," Morey tweeted. "He is the winningest coach in Rockets history and knows what it takes to win championships."  Full Story

Sizing up Smith suitors
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - We have had 24 hours to absorb the shock.

When the Detroit Pistons released Josh Smith, it was a jaw-dropper, not from a basketball perspective, but from a financial one. Smith has A LOT of money left on his contract and Stan Van Gundy just decided this disaster he inherited wasn't worth the $30-$40 million.

The Smith/Greg Monroe/Andre Drummond trio has been a disaster somewhere ranging between new Coke and the Exxon Valdez. The last Motown trio to do this poorly, the federal government bailed it out.  Full Story

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