In what will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, Kevin McHale was flooded with calls and text messages from his friends after his firing by the Rockets today.
And one of those friends offered him a job.

"I've always tried to get Kevin to come work with me and work with my big guys," said Celtic president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Herald.

Always includes now.

"I told Kevin that today," said Ainge, who is on the road scouting college games. "We've got a spot for him. I know we could figure something out for him in some capacity, but I think he's just in a wait and see mode.

"He appreciated me reaching out to him, but I think he's just going to lay low. He's probably got bigger and better things to do — or more relaxing things to do.

"He'll have some opportunities in TV, and maybe when the dust settles I can get him out to teach the slippery eel to Kelly [Olynyk] and Sully [Jared Sullinger] and Amir [Johnson]," Ainge added with a laugh, referring to one of his old Celtic teammate's inside moves.

McHale, Celtic legend and Hall of Famer, will undoubtedly become a hot commodity in the coaching market, based on his .556 winning percentage over four years and 11 games in Houston. But he may want a break after watching the Rockets drop their last four games in largely listless fashion — the last defeat a 111-95 collapse against the Celts on Monday.