When NBA Coaches Were Players

Kevin McHale
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Kevin McHale

The third overall pick in the 1980 draft, McHale was a seven-time All-Star and three-time champion during his 13 seasons with the Celtics. The Hall of Famer also won the NBA's Sixth Man award twice and, in 1996, was chosen as one of the 50 greatest NBA players. McHale took over the Rockets after the 2010-11 season, returning to coaching for the first time since posting a 20-43 record with the Timberwolves in the 2008-09 season. He spent 15 years with the 'Wolves before he was let go in 2009 and went on to serve as a TV analyst.

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