Jeremy Lin thinks Kevin McHale needs a seat on the bench (GIF)


Nov 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been said that a great coach never stops coaching. And while I’m not sure I’d put Kevin McHale in such rarefied air just yet, the Houston Rockets head coach had no intention of letting up during Houston’s 93-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

That was, until point guard Jeremy Lin had enough of his barking.

With the Grizzlies at the free throw line, McHale could be seen dishing out orders from the sideline. But with only 37 second left and an eight point lead (seven after the made free throw), point guard Jeremy Lin had enough and escorted his coach to the bench so he’d take a seat and stop with the micromanaging.

I guess Lin felt if the team couldn’t hold such a lead with half a minute of time left, they didn’t deserve the victory.

It was all in good fun as you can see both Lin and McHale having a chuckle over the situation. And Lin was right – the Rockets were able to hold on just fine.

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  • mataikan

    I can totally see Lin as a coach in the future

  • Wayne Li

    Very nice action from Jeremy, he should do that often.

  • bridgebuilder78

    Mr. Rose, if you had actually watch the game, you would have found out that McHale was protesting a call. Jeremy was pushing McHale back so he wouldn’t get a technical.