The Houston Rockets officially made Kevin McHale their new head coach on June 1, signing him to a four-year deal, with the final year being a team option.
What are the odds the final year is picked up by owner Les Alexander?
He and general manager Daryl Morey did a nice job selling McHale as the right hire, but that remains to be seen. After two straight years out of the playoffs, the owner and the fans want improved results, not explanations as to why the season continues to end after 82 games.
Whenever the lockout ends, so does McHale's honeymoon, and then the pressure's on.
Here are four reasons why he's already sitting on the hot seat.