Beacon Journal wire services The daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has died at 23. Alexandra “Sasha” McHale died Saturday, and the team disclosed no other details Sunday. She had been battling lupus. Kevin McHale has been on leave since Nov. 10 to deal with what the team called a personal family matter. During his absence, Kelvin Sampson has been the interim coach. There is no timetable for Kevin McHale’s return. Team owner Leslie Alexander said in a news release that he extends his “deepest condolences” over the loss of the McHales’ “beautiful daughter.” He called Kevin and wife Lynn “loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time.” He said the “entire organization is mourning.” Some of the Rockets expressed their support for McHale. James Harden tweeted: “Praying for coach McHale and his family.” Chandler Parsons added on Twitter: “R.I.P. Sasha.” McHale spent several years with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a coach and executive before joining the Rockets following two seasons as a television analyst.