Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. After his playing career, he worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves as the team's general manager and later its coach. He was fired as coach in June 2009. He is now Head Coach for the Houston Rockets.
Kevin McHale was born to Paul Austin McHale and Josephine Patricia Starcevich in Hibbing, Minnesota. In his senior season at Hibbing High School, McHale was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball of 1976 and led his squad to a runner-up finish in the AA Minnesota State Championship game.
In 1992, McHale was elected to the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame.