Kevin McHale took a leave of absence from his team to be with his ailing daughter Alexander “Sasha” McHale who was battling Lupus, on Saturday she passed away at the age of 23.
“I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon,” Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement on Sunday. ” 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.”
McHale has been away from the team since November 10 and there isn’t a timetable for his return, though he has been in contact with interim coach Kelvin Sampson about the team.
Source: Ultimate Rockets