Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale will be back on the sideline coaching his team during Saturday's tilt against the Dallas Mavericks.

McHale has been on a leave of absence since Nov. 10 for personal reasons and it was later revealed that his 23-year-old daughter Alexandra, who had battled Lupus, unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 24.

Assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has been handling the head coaching duties in McHale's absence.

The Rockets went 7-6 with McHale away from the squad.