Mike Brown to coach East all stars
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown will coach the Eastern Conference team in the NBA All-Star Game, the first such honour of his career, the league announced.
Brown’s scheduled family vacation will be re-routed to Phoenix as he’ll become just the second coach in team history to have the honor, after Lenny Wilkens 20 years ago.
With the Celtics’ Doc Rivers not eligible because he was the coach last season, Brown gets the honor because the Cavs have assured the best winning percentage by Sunday’s decision day. He will coach against Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers.
“It’s the ultimate team award; I wouldn’t have been named without the guys in the locker room and I thank them; they’ve been great,” Brown said. “It’s a nice honor to go with LeBron’s family and friends and represent the Cavs organization.”