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Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale‘s daughter, Alexandra “Sasha” McHale, has died.

According to published reports, Coach McHale took a leave of absence from the Rockets earlier this month to be with his family in Minnesota.

His daughter, Sasha just turned 23 last month. She reportedly had the auto immune disease lupus and was hospitalized with a related condition.

Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson is stepping in while coach McHale is out. No word on when he’ll return.

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