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Garnett appreciates McHale’s tutelage

Their relationship may have been icy when Kevin Garnett asked for a contract extension six years ago and Kevin McHale traded him to the Celtics. Much time has passed, and both now reflect on their years together in Minnesota.

McHale, the former Celtics great who’s now coach of the Rockets, shared an emotional hug with Garnett following the Rockets’ win over the Celtics Dec. 14 in Houston, a few weeks after the death of McHale’s daughter, Alexandra, from complications from lupus.

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