HOUSTON - The daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has died at 23.
Alexandra "Sasha" McHale died Saturday; the team disclosed no other details Sunday.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Alexandra McHale was hospitalized in Minneapolis for treatment of lupus. Kevin McHale has been on leave since Nov. 10 to deal with what the team called a personal family matter. During his absence, Kelvin Sampson has been the interim coach. There is no timetable for Kevin McHale's return.
Team owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement that he extends his "deepest condolences" over the loss of the McHales' "beautiful daughter." He called Kevin and wife Lynn "loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time." He said the "entire organization is mourning."