Mike Brown an All Star

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 was selected after the Cavaliers (36-9) recorded the second-best winning percentage in the conference through Feb. 1. Doc Rivers, who’s Boston Celtics have the top mark in the East, is ineligible since he coached last year’s Eastern All Stars.
The All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Brown heading to Phoenix

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.”

Cleveland.Com