HOUSTON -

From KPRC Local 2 Sports, thoughts and prayers  go out to the family of Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale who was away from his team for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

Rockets officials announced Wednesday that McHale's mother had passed away in Minnesota and that the funeral is planned for Friday.

Josephine Patricia Starcevich McHale had been battling serious health issues for a while.

No word on if McHale will rejoin the team Sunday in Sacramento or when the team returns to Houston.