Houston Rockets Coach’s Young Daughter Dies at 23
Rockets coach Kevin McHale’s daughter, Alexandra Sasha McHale passed away last Saturday in Minnesota.
The 23-year-old college student has been suffering from lupus and died from complications stemming from the autoimmune disease.
The coach has been taking a leave of absence since November 10 to deal with this private family matter. There has been no word yet of his return.
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander released a statement last Sunday.
“I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon. 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.”
The Rockets team has also been expressing their support for their coach.
James Harden tweeted, “Praying for coach McHale and his family.” And Jeremy Lin wrote, “Prayers and condolences to Coach McHale and his family … RIP Sasha.”