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White on 'co-worker' McHale: 'He has very little control'

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08:02 AM ET 01.24 | Rookie Royce White landed in the headlines again Wednesday. [White] said part of the difficulty with coming to an understanding with the Rockets is that Kevin McHale is not the authority on such issues. ... "Coach McHale doesn't run this team," White said. "Despite what people think, he has very little control over this team. From a basketball point, he runs it, but from a business level and from an operational level, he has very little say. He's almost a co-worker of mine rather than an adviser or a managerial type of position." ... Told of White's assessment of their respective places on the Rockets' organizational chart, McHale left his response at "All right." General manager Daryl Morey seemed more amused.

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January 24, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Just one more "shot" from White to try and get his way. Letting White go is now pretty much a "no-brainer" for the Rockets organization. They have tried everything and he still can't get to work.

January 24, 2013  08:54 AM ET

its too late now even if he changes his attitude. No team will give him a new contract again.

January 24, 2013  09:00 AM ET

It's the truth. McHale is not hired to babysit or care take. If you have personal issues that should be dealt with from your personal stand point, McHale should not have to worry about the team and how it's playing and have to deal with something he has no training or knowledge about (a fare of flying). If I were being paid millions to due something I enjoy completely and only an obstacle stand between me and going on with my life then I have to make a decision; either get it together or get going. This guy "White" appears as if he want his problem to be handled by someone other than himself. His condition is a personal issue and he should address that issue and then after if basketball is still in his plan then get his **** on the plane.

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January 24, 2013  09:37 AM ET

You Need More Than A Timeout, Bro.

January 24, 2013  09:59 AM ET

I'm so glad his scheme is still going no where.

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January 24, 2013  10:08 AM ET

I swear.. Houston should have done their due dilligence before drafting him!

January 24, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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send him to the D-league for a year

he wont even report to the D league

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January 24, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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I swear.. Houston should have done their due dilligence before drafting him!

They did!! He is extremely talented, so they figured it was worth the risk.

Mid market teams SHOULD gamble since no mega-stars just wanna show up to say like LA or NY or Boston. This one simply backfired.

I'm still OK with Houston taking a risk and trying at least. I have my sympathies towards White, but it seems like he's exploiting it.

January 24, 2013  11:38 AM ET

I realize he has a mental illness but the Rockets have gone far out of their way to work with this guy. It is a 99-1 ratio here in Houston to get rid of this clown. Take your loss and move on. Just give him an ultimatum that will hold up in court. Ifhe agrees great if not dump him and be legally done with this jerk.

January 24, 2013  11:42 AM ET

royce has managed to squander all the high ground he had going into this season.

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January 24, 2013  01:28 PM ET

Anybody would be lucky to have a career like McHales. He was a great player but I do question his coaching ability. McHale was not a good coach with the Wolves and was an even worse general manager. I'm kinda surprised he was able to get another job in the NBA. If you look at White's past, it's obvious that he is troubled. He was Mr. Basketball in Minnesota. Then he went to the University of MN but never ended up playing. He couldn't keep himself out of trouble. When he did get a chance to play again he ended up at Iowa State for a year and turned pro. Now he's causing problems again. This guy has all the talent in the world but his brain is screwing it all up. Maybe he should smoke some pot so he can calm down and get on the plane. Legalize it Obama!!!!

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