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Kevin Edward McHale, the son of Paul McHale and Josephine Starcevich, was born on December 19, 1957 in Hibbing, Minnesota. Growing up, he was in love with the game of hockey. However, when he hit his growth spurt he picked up a new game, basketball. McHale was 6’10” and 225 pounds in high school. After high school, he played for the University of Minnesota.[1] After college, he was drafted to the Celtics, where he wore #32 for 13 years. He played with Robert Parish and Larry Bird, they were known as The Big Three. The Big Three were on of the greatest frontlines in NBA history.[2] While playing with The Big Three, they had 971 matches. McHale averaged 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per match.[3] McHale received numerous awards including: being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (1994), NBA Champion (1981, ’84, ’86), All- NBA first team 1987), 7 times All-Star, one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, and the best “six man” (1984, ’85). After his playing career, McHale was the general manager and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves for fifteen seasons. He is now an NBA Analyst for Turner Sports.[4] Kevin McHale married Lynn McHale on June 30, 1982. They have five children, Kristyn, Michael, Joseph, Alexandra, and Thomas.[5]


[1] www.nba.com, April 28, 2011, <http://www.nba.com/history/players/mchale_bio.html> [2] www.espn.go.com May 9, 2011, <http://espn.go.com/nba/player/bio/_/id/4144/kevin-mchale> [3] www.worldnew.info, April 28, 2011, <http://www.worldnew.info/celebrities/kevin-edward-mchale-biography/> [4] www.espn.go.com [5] www.nndb.com, April 28, 2011, <http://www.nndb.com/people/864/000166366/?

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