Rockets CEO Denies Reports on Harden Pushing McHale Firing

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Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown was firm in the franchise’s denial that star guard James Harden asked for coach Kevin McHale to be fired during a rare interview with Rockets beat reporters on Thursday.

CBS Sports reported Harden pushed the Rockets front office to fire McHale, who was let go just 11 games into the season with a 4-7 mark. Harden, according to the report, also asked general manager Daryl Morey to trade center Dwight Howard, something the Rockets failed to do.

Source: Calvin Watkins of ESPN

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