Kevin Kurz


One by one, NHL teams that either had coaching vacancies or were thought to be considering changes are cementing their staffs for next season.


OAKLAND -– Considering his dominant season, and how strongly he was performing in Game 2, the Rockets had the ball in the right guy’s hands with time winding down.


OAKLAND – Even with Dwight Howard’s availability in doubt for Thursday’s Game 2, Rockets coach Kevin McHale is still insisting he’d prefer to play a big lineup against the top seeded Warriors.


OAKLAND – Houston center Dwight Howard is questionable to play in Thursday’s Game 2 against the Warriors with a sprained left knee.


There were a couple notable developments regarding the Sharks’ coaching search on Wednesday morning.