McHale, Garnett share emotional hug following coach's family tragedy - Bring Me The News

McHale, Garnett share emotional hug following coach's family tragedy


Former Timberwolves star and current Boston Celtics standout Kevin Garnett hugged his former Wolves coach Kevin McHale Friday night in a gesture of comfort and sorrow over the recent death of McHale's 23-year-old daughter, the Huffington Post reported.

McHale, a Hibbing native who was also a star for the Gophers basketball team before playing his entire career with the Boston Celtics, recently returned to the coaching the Houston Rockets, two weeks after Alexandra "Sasha" McHale lost her battle to lupus.

Garnett gave a long hug to McHale to after Rockets played the Celtics Friday night in Houston. Other condolences from Celtics players followed, and McHale was seen wiping tears as he head to the Rockets' locker room.

McHale left the team Nov. 10 to return to his home in Minnesota with his daughter.

Sasha McHale died of died of complications from the disease Nov. 24.

Kevin McHale's relationship with Garnett goes back to 1995 when McHale -- then the Timberwolves general manager -- drafted the future star play out high school with fifth overall pick in the NBA draft.

See a video clip below of Garnett hugging McHale from ESPN.

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