Kevin McHale Says Struggling Jeremy Lin Trying to Get ‘His Mojo Going’

by October 16, 2012

The Jeremy Lin Era is off to a rough start in Houston, but Rockets’ head coach Kevin McHale thinks his point guard will eventually get his confidence back. Per the Houston Chronicle: “Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was given the night off Monday with Rockets coach Kevin McHale saying the rest was planned before the start of camp and that Lin has progressed well physically. McHale did, however, speak with Lin after Sunday’s game and again Monday morning about not letting his preseason struggles hurt his confidence. […] ‘He’s finding his way, as always happens when you haven’t played in a long time,’ McHale said of Lin, who had not played since March prior to training camp. ‘He had surgery and took a long time off. He’s just getting his confidence back, trying to get his mojo going which is very common. I said, ‘Just go out and relax and play. It’s going to come.’ Anybody who has ever played and come back has gone through a period it’s kind of odd. All of a sudden, things click and he’s back to playing well and confident.'”