HOUSTON – Tonight, the NBA announced that Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and his staff will represent the Western Conference at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. CT on TNT. D’Antoni’s coaching staff is comprised of associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik and assistant coaches Roy Rogers and Brett Gunning.
D’Antoni was selected after the Rockets secured the second-best record in the Western Conference through the league’s cut-off point of games played on Sunday, Feb. 4 by nature of San Antonio losing to Philadelphia tonight. Steve Kerr and Golden State’s staff are ineligible, having represented the Western Conference in last year’s All-Star Game. D’Antoni will coach the All-Star team drafted by Warriors guard Stephen Curry, which includes James Harden, who is making his sixth-straight All-Star appearance.