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Chandler Parsons doesn't understand the Kevin McHale firing

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Current Dallas Maverick and Houston Rocket hero-villain Chandler Parsons criticizes McHale firing and offers praise for his former coach.

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Chandler Parsons has played the role of Houston Rockets hero and villain. Today, he's just a man with an opinion, like the rest of us.

Parsons developed a good relationship with Kevin McHale during the first three seasons of his NBA career as a Houston Rocket. The swift firing is confounding to Parsons, who weighed in on Twitter and to reporters with questions and positive comments about McHale.

From SportsDayDFW.com:

They were in the conference finals six months ago and just signed him to a long-term extension a year ago," Parsons said. "It's a crazy league.

"I don't get it, necessarily. I think McHale is a great coach and an unbelievable guy. Obviously, they're having their struggles early, but I didn't see that coming."

"You could tell something was off by the way they were playing," Parsons said. "But is that McHale's fault? It's a tough league for coaches, for sure. It's sad because he's a great guy and personally, he helped me a lot with my career. He got my career kick-started. He was amazing to play for. His offense was awesome and an unbelievable guy and unbelievable person. I feel bad for him.