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Mavericks players line up to individually greet Kevin McHale as he returns to coach Rockets (VIDEO)

Kevin Mchale

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale watches play in the final minutes of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Dallas. The Mavericks defeated the Rockets 123-104. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Kevin McHale returned to coach the Rockets on Saturday, after being away from the team for an extended leave of absence due to the passing of his daughter a couple of weeks back.

Before tip-off, the Mavericks players lined up to individually greet, hug, and shake hands with McHale as a show of empathy for all that he’s been through.

Great, great moment.