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HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale will take a leave an immediate leave of absence from the team to attend to a personal family matter, according to a team press release.

Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will handle head coaching duties in McHale s absence.

Kevin is a devoted family man who is needed back home in Minnesota at the moment, Daryl Morey, Rockets general manager said. The Rockets organization will keep Kevin and his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The team said no return date has been set for McHale at this time.
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