At the NBA All-Star Game in 2023, there will be strong showings from the Nuggets and Celtics. Not only were Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown was chosen as All-Stars, but Michael Malone of the Nuggets and Joe Mazzulla of the Celtics also had the privilege of coaching the year’s brightest performers.
Since 2015–16, Malone has been pacing the bench for the Nuggets. Mazzulla joined Boston’s coaching team in 2019 as an assistant, but after Ime Udoka was suspended for the entirety of the 2022–2023 season, he took over as head coach.
Why were Malone and Mazzulla chosen to serve as the All-Star Game coaches even though they have established themselves as two of the greatest in the NBA?
Why Nuggets’ Michael Malone and Celtics’ Joe Mazzulla are coaching All-Star Game
The teams with the best records in each conference are chosen as the head coaches for the All-Star Game two weeks prior to the event. That day fell on Sunday, February 5 this year.
Leading the East ✅
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 31, 2023
With a 37-16 record at the time, the Celtics led the Eastern Conference standings, giving Mazzulla and his staff the chance to manage Team Giannis in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.
Due to the Nuggets’ 37-17 record, which was the best in the Western Conference, Malone and his staff were given the chance to lead Team LeBron.
Coach Malone and staff are going to Utah! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/i90ie4obkr
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) February 2, 2023
Malone will be serving as an All-Star Game coach for the second time this year. At the 2019 All-Star Game, he led Team LeBron to win over Team Giannis. Mazzulla will be making decisions for the first time at the All-Star Game.
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Who Will Michael Malone and Joe Mazzulla Coach in the 2023 Nba All-star Game?
The players who will participate in this year’s All-Star Game are known. The team they are on will be determined. Once more, this year’s teams will be chosen by the two captains in a draft that will take place just before the game. Team LeBron will be led by Malone, and Team Giannis by Mazzulla.
Depending on who LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo choose, Malone might coach against Jokic and Mazzulla might coach against Tatum and/or Brown. The 2023 All-Star Draft and Game will be available to US viewers on Sling TV. Join right away!
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