Who are the Coaches for NBA All-Star Games?

Adit Pujari
|Published January 30, 2023

The NBA All-Star Weekend is inching closer with each passing day. The three days of much-needed celebrations where the biggest names in the NBA compete in multiple skill tests and games. Fans are already geared up and tickets are selling like prime property.

However, even the All-Star Weekend has its own magnum opus. The All-Star game, which will be held on Sunday, February 19th, will attract the most fans. This is also the highest-priced event in the entire weekend.

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A game between the superstars of both conferences, being a part of the All-Star roster is a huge honor. Even being the coach of these prestigious squads adds to the resume. This year, who gets the honor of coaching Team LeBron and Team Giannis Antetokounmpo?

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Who will coach the 2023 NBA All-Star teams?

The process to pick the head coach for the All-Star game is simple. The coach whose team is standing at the top of their conference gets matched up with the captain of their respective conference. However, if they also coached the All-Star team last season, then the opportunity is given to the coach of the second seed.

Currently, Boston Celtics are leading the Eastern Conference and Denver Nuggets are leading the West. This essentially makes Joe Mazzulla and Michael Malone the prime choices for the upcoming game. However, in case the Celtics and Nuggets get dethroned, then the coaches will obviously change.

Though, if the standings remain the same, Joe will coach Team Giannis and Malone will coach Team LeBron. If all goes well, this will be Joe Mazzulla’s first gig as the head coach of an All-Star squad.

Michael Malone, on the other hand, has already coached in an NBA All-Star game. He was the head coach of Team LeBron in 2019.

Mazzulla and Malone deserve to coach the All-Stars

In all fairness, Mazulla and Malone deserve to get the job. They have, until now, led their team to an exceptional record. They are also quite ahead of the competition.
Boston currently has 4 more wins and one less loss than the second-seeded Philadelphia 76ers. The Nuggets, on the other hand, are two wins ahead of the Grizzlies and have two fewer losses.

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Adit Pujari

Adit Pujari

Adit Pujari is an NBA Content Manager at The SportsRush. He formerly worked as a debate and writing trainer. An avid fan of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Adit began following the sport in 2007. With the Lakers and Boston Celtics rivalry ripe, Adit found himself hooked on the sport immediately. Having followed NBA for 15 years, he decided to use his knowledge base as a sports writer in 2021. Since then, he has worked as an NBA writer, led a team of MLB writers, and has now joined The SportsRush. In his spare time, Adit loves playing basketball and climbing Himalayan peaks and passes. He has also authored a poetry book.

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