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ko8e24
01-29-2010, 04:20 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/allstar2010/news/story?id=4868388

NEW YORK -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl will direct the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game next month at Cowboys Stadium.

With Dallas' loss at Phoenix on Thursday night and the Lakers' Phil Jackson ineligible to coach the team, the Nuggets clinched at least a tie with the Mavericks for the second-best record in the conference through this Sunday's games.

Karl has the tiebreaker over the Mavericks' Rick Carlisle because he coached the East in 2004, and Karl's last appearance came in 1998 for the West. Jackson coached the West last year, making him ineligible for the position this season.

Karl also was the West coach in 1994 and 1996.

The Eastern Conference coach hasn't been decided. Cleveland's Mike Brown coached the team last season, making him ineligible.

The All-Star Game is Feb. 14 in Arlington, Texas.

JiffyMix88
01-29-2010, 05:30 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/allstar2010/news/story?id=4868388

NEW YORK -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl will direct the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game next month at Cowboys Stadium.

With Dallas' loss at Phoenix on Thursday night and the Lakers' Phil Jackson ineligible to coach the team, the Nuggets clinched at least a tie with the Mavericks for the second-best record in the conference through this Sunday's games.

Karl has the tiebreaker over the Mavericks' Rick Carlisle because he coached the East in 2004, and Karl's last appearance came in 1998 for the West. Jackson coached the West last year, making him ineligible for the position this season.

Karl also was the West coach in 1994 and 1996.

The Eastern Conference coach hasn't been decided. Cleveland's Mike Brown coached the team last season, making him ineligible.

The All-Star Game is Feb. 14 in Arlington, Texas.

y is that?

ko8e24
01-29-2010, 05:33 AM
y is that?

He did it last yr. An NBA Head Coach (no matter where his team ranks in the standings) cannot coach the NBA All-star game in consecutive seasons. Just a restriction they put I guess so that other coaches (even if their team may not have the best record in the conference) could get a chance to coach the all-star game.

td0tsfinest
01-29-2010, 10:28 AM
does it really matter who coaches?

Phil Jackson even said last year that he doesn't care about strategy or whether he wins or loses. The only thing he thinks about is giving each player equal share of minutes.

b_russ
01-29-2010, 10:45 AM
Mike Woodson will coach the East.

coloradobuff
01-29-2010, 01:40 PM
good to see karl get chance to coach the team.

DenButsu
01-30-2010, 03:38 AM
Karl is the second Nuggets coach to walk the sidelines during an All-Star game. The first was Larry Brown in 1977. Karl last coached an All-Star game in 1998.

He said his strategy will be to keep it simple and keep the focus on the players.

"I think you're going to rely upon your point guards and just the experience of a lot of guys being in the game before," Karl said. "All you try to do is organize it and rotate the guys so that everybody gets at least one opportunity to play well.

"As the second half comes around, you might try to win the game if it's a close game, but in a lot of ways you're just trying to make sure there's no potholes or anything. You just try to get the game in a good rhythm and let them celebrate the game of basketball by what great players they are."Denver Post (Karl is the second Nuggets coach to walk the sidelines during an All-Star game. The first was Larry Brown in 1977. Karl last coached an All-Star game in 1998. He said his strategy will be to keep it simple and keep the focus on the players. "I think you're going to rely upon your point guards and just the experience of a lot of guys being in the game before," Karl said. "All you try to do is organize it and rotate the guys so that everybody gets at least one opportunity to play well. "As the second half comes around, you might try to win the game if it's a close game, but in a lot of ways you're just trying to make sure there's no potholes or anything. You just try to get the game in a good rhythm and let them celebrate the game of basketball by what great players they are.")

IDB Josh M
01-30-2010, 03:54 AM
It was alluded to before, does it really matter who plays?