McHale: Casey Prematurely Fired in Minny
More than five years after it was believed Rockets coach Kevin McHale, then Timberwolves general manager, did not agree that Dwane Casey should have been fired in his first season as Timberwolves coach, McHale seemed to confirm the assumption.
Though he did not mention Wolves owner Glen Taylor or specify that he was ordered to make the coaching change, McHale said he believed Casey, now in his first season as Raptors coach, should have been given more time.
“I really just feel that he’s a really good coach and I thought he should have been coaching in Minnesota long after he was let go,” McHale said before the Rockets faced the Raptors on Tuesday. “Those things happen, which is too bad.”