May 29, 2015 | Updated at 09:38 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Alexandra “Sasha” McHale Photo: Condolences Pour In for Daughter of Houston Rockets' Coach Kevin McHale

Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the daughter of Houston Rockets' coach Kevin McHale passed away on Saturday after battling an autoimmune disease. She was 23 years old.

By Sally Garcia, EnStars on Nov 26, 2012 02:41 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Sasha McHale (Left)
  • Sasha McHale (Left) and an unidentified friend. (Photo : Twitter/SashaMcHale)

Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the daughter of Houston Rockets' coach Kevin McHale passed away on Saturday after battling an autoimmune disease. She was 23 years old.

McHale had been on a leave of absence since Nov. 10 to be with his daughter. Sasha McHale had lupus, a condition in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. She was hospitalized with a related condition, according to the Houston Chronicle. 


"I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon.  Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time," Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement on the Rocket's website Sunday.

"Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family's loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers."

Kelvin Sampson, the assistant coach, has been coaching the team during McHale leave of absence.

Rockets' player James Harden tweeted his condolences for McHale.

"Praying for coach McHale and his family." 
Rockets' forward Chandler Parsons added on Twitter: "R.I.P. Sasha."

Minnesota Timberwolves' owner Glen Taylor also released a statement. McHale coached the Timberwolves before joining the Rockets.

"While Kevin was with our organization, we all watched Sasha grow up and become an outstanding young woman," Taylor said in a statement, according to the New York Daily News. "She will be sorely missed by her family and friends."

Sasha seemed to have a good relationship with her father. She posted pictures of him on her twitter account @SashaMcHale and seemed to share his love for the Rockets.

"The only good thing about being sick on my birthday is spending quality time with my dad. He's lucky I love my @HoustonRockets," she tweeted on October 27.

Her last tweet was on Nov. 3 when she cheered up for the Rockets. 

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Aaron Hernandez

Is Ex-NFL Star/Convicted Killer Aaron Hernandez's Completely Out Of Money?

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer claims the former NFL star has no assets.

Trina Braxton

Trina Braxton's Ex-Husband Gabe Solis Warns Her 'I'll Get The Last Laugh' In Messy Divorce

Trina Braxton is facing a man scorned in her ugly divorce against Gabe Solis and fans get a look first-hand on WeTV's 'Braxton Family Values.'

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Season 8 Winner Sawyer Fredericks Shows Compassion To Fans On Facebook

The newly crowned 'Voice' winner discussed how a certain message 'helped' him before the competition's finale.

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss Is Headed For Huge Falling Out With Her Friend Carmon On 'RHOA'

Kandi Burruss is never one to hold back on her thoughts and a screaming match with her friend Carmon is no different.

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Season 8 Winner Returns To His Home On A Farm In Upstate New York

Sawyer Fredericks may have won Season 8 of 'The Voice,' but he has no intentions of trading his farm life for city living.

Anna and Josh Duggar

Who Were Josh Duggar's victims?

Which sisters were Josh Duggar's victims?

Rumer Willis

'DWTS' Champ Rumer Willis Reflects On Her Journey This Season

Rumer Willis reflects on her 'Dancing With the Stars' journey and why she's 'a bit sad' now.

Thomas Ravenel & Craig Conover

Did Thomas Ravenel Quit 'Southern Charm' After Filming Season 2?

Is Thomas Ravenel done with 'Southern Charm?'

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Season 8 Winner Sawyer Fredericks Shows Compassion To Fans On Facebook

The newly crowned 'Voice' winner discussed how a certain message 'helped' him before the competition's finale.

Aaron Hernandez

Is Ex-NFL Star/Convicted Killer Aaron Hernandez's Completely Out Of Money?

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer claims the former NFL star has no assets.

Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson

Reporter Asks Kristen Stewart If She Is Still In Love With Robert Pattinson

It's been nearly three years since their break-up and the media is still wondering what the status is on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship.

Jill Duggar

What Will TLC Do With Jill Duggar's Rumored Spin-Off Show?

Is TLC going to pull the plug on all of the Duggars?

Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez

'LHHATL' Husband & Wife Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez Go At It On Twitter

There's trouble in paradise with 'Love & HIp Hop Atlanta' stars Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez.

Aaron Hernandez & Tom Brady

Is Aaron Hernandez Using His 'Charm' To Get What He Wants Even From Behind Bars?

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson discusses how Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator.

Latest News

Teen Wolf

Is Derek In The 'Teen Wolf' Season 5 Premiere? Tyler Hoechlin's Future Teased

Find out how Derek will be included in "Creatures of the Night"

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Teases Cycle 22 Of 'America's Next Top Model'

Tyra Banks responds to a fan's question on Twitter, which leads to her hinting about Cycle 22 of 'ANTM'!

Aubrey O'Day

Who Is Aubrey O'Day's Boyfriend Travis Garland?

Aubrey O'Day has a new boyfriend -- and they are starring in WEtv's 'Marriage Boot Camp.'

Sasha Pieterse

Prepare For Horror On 'Pretty Little Liars', Sasha Pieterse Teases Upcoming Answers

Charles will pull a few disturbing stunts during the summer season.

Noah & Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Went On A Date With Who Last Night?

Miley Cyrus went on a date last night, but it wasn't a romantic date...

Mike Sorrentino & Lauren Pesce

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Returns To Reality In 'Marriage Boot Camp'

Mike Sorrentino is making his reality television return tonight.

Jenelle Evans

What Happened With Jenelle Evans When She Went To Court?

A source has spoken out, revealing what went down during Jenelle Evans' court apperance on Thursday.

Wayward Pines

When Will Ethan Learn The Truth On 'Wayward Pines'? EP Teases Town's Origins, Fast Paced Reveals

The Burke family will be hit with major revelations before the end of episode 5.

Stassi Schroeder

Stassi Schroeder Claims Lisa Vanderpump Isn't 'Super Happy' With Her Life?

Stassi Schroeder doesn't seem too happy with Lisa Vanderpump.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Destiny

'Destiny' Trials Of Osiris Guide: The New 'House Of Wolves' Crucible Mode Is Back, And Here's How To Play

The new Crucible challenge, Trials of Osiris, will become accessible for the second time today. The competitive 3v3 mode will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) and run through to the reset on Tuesday morning.

Pillars of Eternity

'Pillars Of Eternity' Card Game 'Lords Of The Eastern Reach' Announced, Kickstarter Already Funded

Obsidian Entertainment has announced Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach, a card game based on the developer's recent RPG.

Splatoon

'Splatoon' Review Roundup: How Did Nintendo's New Take On Shooters Fare With Critics?

Many didn't know what to make of Nintendo's unique shooter at first, but its release date has arrived and the reviews are in--here are some excerpts from critics around the web.

The Elder Scrolls Online

'The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited' Video: Final Entry In Series Shows Off The MMO's Expansive World

Bethesda has released the third and final video in a series for its Elder Scrolls MMO titled "This Is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited".

Amir Khan

AMIR KHAN vs. CHRIS ALGIERI Watch Live Stream FREE Online & Listen PBC Premier Boxing Champions: PREDICTION

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on Spike TV the Premier Boxing Champions series returns with a huge fight featuring Amir "King" Khan taking on Chris Algieri in a welterweight fight. Live stream the matchup free by clicking this link.

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson Vikings Rumors: Twitter Rant Calls For New Contract, Trade Hopes Abandoned?

Adrian Peterson may be ditching trade demands in favor of guaranteed money.

Blackhawks vs. Ducks

Blackhawks vs. Ducks GAME 7 Rumors: 7 Keys In Chicago-Anaheim Win-Or-Go-Home Game [VIDEO]

The Blackhawks and Ducks clash in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday at the Honda Center and here are seven key storylines heading into the do-or-die game.

Sepp Blatter

FIFA President Election: Sepp Blatter Re-Elected for 5th Term After Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Concedes

Unsurprisingly to no one, Sepp Blatter won FIFA presidential re-election for an unprecedented fifth term.

Henrik Lundqvist

LIGHTNING vs RANGERS Watch FREE Live Stream Online & Listen: GAME 7 Tampa Bay at New York Preview

The Lightning and Rangers look to advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a win at Madison Square Garden. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final can be live streamed for free here.

LEGO Jurassic World

New 'LEGO Jurassic World' Trailer Begins With Tour Of Park, Then Running, Screaming

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the latest trailer for LEGO Jurassic World, which offers a VIP tour of the "state-of-the-art" facility and all the new dinosaurs it has within. Also, a look at the free DLC you get by pre-ordering.

Real Time Analytics