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RELEASED FROM COACHING AND TIMBERWOLVES ORGANIZATION JUNE 2009.
Kevin McHale returned to head coaching duties for the Minnesota Timberwolves December 2008 after Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor fired coach Randy Wittman.
Kevin Edward McHale was born December 19, 1957 in Hibbing Minnesota. McHale was always tallest in his class and quickly began to love the sport of basketball. McHale played high school basketball for Hibbing High School where he led his squad to a runner-up finish in the AA Minnesota State Championship game. Kevin McHale was also named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball in 1976 due to his great play in the tournament.
Kevin McHale decided to play college basketball for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. At 6’10” he was a great forward for the maroon and gold and averaged 15.2 points per game. Kevin McHale graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and still holds several basketball records for the school including 2nd place for the most career points.
Kevin McHale was drafted 3rd overall in the 1980 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. With the Boston Celtics, Kevin McHale continued to excel at basketball. During his 13 years with the NBA Boston Celtics Kevin McHale has much to be proud of including 3 NBA Championships and 7 NBA All-Star games. The Kevin McHale Boston Celtic stats include 17,335 points and a field goal percentage of 55.4%. The number 32 Kevin McHale Boston Celtic jersey is a collectible and the number remains retired from the Celtics roster in Kevin McHales honor.
After retiring from the Boston Celtics in 1993, Kevin McHale joined the Minnesota Timberwolves as a television analyst and special assistant. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor promoted Kevin McHale to Assistant General Manager in 1994 until May11, 1995 when McHale succeeded Jack McCloskey as Vice President of Basketball Operations. Kevin McHale has been the center of much love and hate in the Minnesota basketball community. Kevin McHale has often been criticized for his draft day moves and inability to build a Championship team around superstar player Kevin Garnett.
Kevin McHale was the head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves briefly in 2005 after Glen Taylor fired then head coach Flip Saunders. McHale recorded a 19-12 record, but decided not to continue in the head coach role and returned to the Timberwolves VP of Operations. Glen Taylor again placed Kevin McHale at the helm of the Timberwolves coaching duties in December 2008 when he fired Randy Wittman.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are celebrating their 20-year anniversary this 2008-09 season and hope to improve upon last year’s dismal 22-60 record. Let’s hope Kevin McHale will have what it takes to lead and inspire the Timberwolves roster. An increase in Timberwolves wins will certainly increase Timberwolves ticket sales.
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