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Rockets Fire Head Coach Kevin McHale 11 Games Into Season

The Houston Rockets have fired head coach Kevin McHale after he took the team to the Western Conference Finals just six months ago.

By Jamal Andress | November 18, 2015

If you needed any more evidence that pro sports offer zero job security, look no further than the Houston Rockets.

Multiple reports say the Houston Rockets are firing head coach Kevin McHale. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Wednesday that the need to "salvage the season" hurried the decision. (Video via KPRC)

The Houston Rockets lost their first three games of the season and are fresh off a four-game losing streak. They're sitting at 4-7 and 11th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference.

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McHale's firing comes just months after taking Houston to the Western Conference Finals and less than a year after signing a three-year $12 million coaching contract extension.

Assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff will take over as the interim head coach.

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