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Kevin McHale's 23-year-old daughter dies

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Former Minnesota Timberwolves coach and executive Kevin McHale is mourning the loss of his daughter.

Sasha McHale died Saturday.

McHale's current team, the Houston Rockets, made the announcement, but did not disclose any details. The 23-year-old was battling lupus -- an autoimmune disease.

Earlier this month, McHale took a leave of absence as Rockets coach to be with his daughter.

Sasha played basketball at Totino Grace High School, where she was a part of the 2008 championship team.

"On behalf of the entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization, we are extremely saddened to learn about the passing of Sasha," Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. "While Kevin was with our organization, we all watched Sasha grow up, and become an outstanding young woman. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, Lynn and the entire McHale family."

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