(NEW YORK) — In Kevin McHale’s first season as the Houston Rockets head coach, the team went a respectable 34-32. The team also saw the emergence of point guard Kyle Lowry, who enjoyed his best season so far in the NBA. Despite their success, it appears as though there is a strong rift between the two.
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Lowry told the newspaper that he does not expect he and point guard Gordon Dragic to both be back next season. But a much larger issue for Lowry, is McHale, and he may be the one out of town if McHale is still the coach next season.
“I don’t think so,” Lowry told the newspaper in reference to playing for McHale. “I honestly think it would be tough. Things have to be addressed. The situation would have to be addressed.
“If things aren’t addressed coaching-wise, I guess I have to be moved.”
In his third full season with Houston, Lowry averaged 14.3 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN