31.1.08

nba all-star reserves and west coach, named

byron scott and the new orleans hornet's coaching staff will be going to the all-star. oh well, all-star's happening in new orleans anyway. as i was saying, scott was named the west all-star's coach after the hornets posted the best record in the west although they are virtually tied with the suns.

suns' d'antoni though coached the west last year so he s not qualified for this year. then, dallas lost to boston which means that the best that the mavs can do is a tie with the hornets. in that case, the tie-breaker go to the "coach who most recently has not coached in the all-star game" according to nba.com. and since avery johnson coached the west in 2006, byron scott is the clear winner.

looks like cp3 got what he was asking for. when asked after they beat denver, chris paul said: "the only thing that's on my mind right now, to tell you the truth, is to get my coaches in the all-star game". well, he got that and more. cp3 and teammate david west were also named as reserves for the west all-stars. yup! the nba has named the reserves for both conferences which now gives us this year's lineup for east and west.

east:
  • chauncey billups
  • chris bosh
  • caron butler
  • kevin garnett
  • richard hamilton
  • dwight howard
  • lebron james
  • antawn jamison
  • joe johnson
  • jason kidd
  • paul pierce
  • dwyane wade
west:
  • carmelo anthony
  • carlos boozer
  • kobe bryant
  • tim duncan
  • allen iverson
  • yao ming
  • steve nash
  • dirk nowitzki
  • chris paul
  • brandon roy
  • amare stoudemire
  • david west