Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and his staff will coach Team Stephen in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game with authentic NBA jerseys on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. D’Antoni joins Rudy Tomjanovich (1997) as the Rockets’ only All-Star Game head coaches.
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A two-time NBA Coach of the Year, D’Antoni earned All-Star Game head coaching honors for the second time. As the Phoenix Suns’ head coach, he led the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference 153-132 in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas.
The Rockets (34-13, .723) tonight clinched the best record in the West through games played on Sunday, Feb. 4 among the 14 conference teams with a head coach NBA jerseys eligible for the 2018 All-Star Game. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was ineligible because he coached the West in last year’s All-Star Game.
Under a new All-Star Game format that replaces the traditional matchup between conferences, each 2018 All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference. D’Antoni and his staff will coach the All-Star team that features Golden State’s Stephen Curry as captain authentic NBA jerseys.
The eligible head coach of the team with the East’s best record through games of Feb. 4 will coach the All-Star team captained by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James jersey. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is ineligible to coach Team LeBron because he led the East in last year’s All-Star Game.
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Ariza collided under the basket with Marquese Chriss on a dunk attempt and landed awkwardly. He was slow to get up, made both free throws and then, after jogging down the court in apparent pain, committed a foul to stop play and check himself out of the authentic jerseys game to head to the locker room.
The Rockets initially ruled Ariza questionable to return with “a left leg injury.” Ariza did not return to the Rockets authentic NBA jerseys bench.
“He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He hurt his hamstring. What degree or however, hopefully it’s very minor, but we’ll find out a little bit more tomorrow.”
Cousins sustained a season-ending ruptured left Achilles tendon against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 26. An All-Star selection for the fourth consecutive season, Cousins was voted to start and drafted to Team LeBron by captain LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Team LeBron head coach, determined by the best record in the Eastern Conference through games of Sunday, Feb. 4, will select the player to replace Cousins in the starting lineup. Boston head coach Brad Stevens is ineligible to coach Team LeBron authentic NBA jerseys because he coached in last year’s All-Star Game.
When an All-Star is unable to participate, Silver will choose a replacement from the same conference as the player who is being replaced. Cousins and George both represent the Western Conference. George received the most voting points from NBA head coaches among Western Conference players who were not selected as reserves.
The 67th NBA All-Star Game will air on TNT and ESPN Radio. Featuring a new format in which team rosters were drafted by James authentic NBA jerseys and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry jersey, the All-Star Game will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.