Tyronn Lue Named Coach of Eastern Conference in NBA All-Star Game 2016

January 27th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Despite sporting a career 2-1 record as a head coach, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue will lead the East team on Feb. 14 in the NBA All-Star Game, per Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group.

Lue took over Jan. 22 after the Cavaliers (30-11 at the time) fired former coach David Blatt. He is eligible to coach because Cleveland sports the conference's best record.

The NBA released a statement on the guidelines regarding who can coach in the game, via Fred Katz of FoxSports.com: "Head coaches whose teams have the best records in each conference following the games played two weeks prior to the All-Star Game serve as the All-Star Game head coaches, but no head coach is allowed to participate in two consecutive All-Star Games."

That makes Lue eligible and means he'll be coaching against a Western Conference team featuring Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who will play in his 18th and final All-Star Game. Per Tom Haberstroh of ESPN.com, it makes for an interesting factoid:

There is the potential for three of Lue's former teammates to be playing in the exhibition, per Matt Moore ...

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