Sources: McHale to interview for Rockets job

Kevin McHale will interview for the Houston Rockets coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

McHale, who had two different tenures as Minnesota Timberwolves coach and served as the franchise’s general manager, has been working as a television analyst for the past two years.

Kevin McHale coached the Timberwolves in 2005 and again during the 2008-09 season.

The Rockets and McHale are still working on setting a date for the meeting, presumably around McHale’s playoff broadcasting responsibilities, a source said.

Houston’s casting a wide net to find a replacement for Rick Adelman. GM Daryl Morey has a list of interview candidates that includes ex-Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, Dallas assistant Dwane Casey, Milwaukee assistant Kelvin Sampson, Washington assistant Sam Cassell(notes) and Houston assistant Jack Sikma.

McHale is expected to be in the running for the Boston Celtics coaching job, too, if Doc Rivers declines to sign a contract extension.

As head coach in 2005 and 2009 for the 'Wolves, McHale had a 39-55 record.