Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale watches the game with the New Orleans Hornets at the Toyota Center on October 12, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America)
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale's daughter Alexandra "Sasha" McHale died Saturday afternoon. She had been hospitalized since Nov. 10 with lupus. She was 22.
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander released a statement from the team: "I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha,on Saturday afternoon. 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."
Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has been coaching the team during McHale's leave of absence.
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