Kevin McHale rejoined the Houston Rockets and will coach on Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced.

McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 due to the health of his 23-year-old daughter, Sasha, who passed away on Nov. 24.

Kelvin Sampson has served as the interim coach and has impressed many across the NBA with his management under unfortunate circumstances, guiding the Rockets to a 7-6 mark without McHale.

The Rockets are 9-9 entering Saturday's game.