SUNS COACHING TEAM TO COACH TEAM LEBRON IN 2022 NBA ALL-STAR GAME
PHOENIX – Led by Head Coach Monty Williams, the Phoenix Suns coaching staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 20 in Cleveland. With tonight’s win over San Antonio, the Suns clinched the best record in the Western Conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 6, earning the coaching spot for Team LeBron.
This will be the fifth time in franchise history that the Suns coaching staff have appeared in the NBA All-Star Game, joining 1981 (John MacLeod), 1993 (Paul Westphal), 1995 (Westphal) and 2007 (Mike D ‘Antoni). The game will be the first All-Star coaching experience for all but two Suns coaching staff, as Randy Ayers (Philadelphia in 2001) and Mark Bryant (Oklahoma City in 2012 and 2014) have been on the staff in previous All-Star Games.
After guiding the team to a Western Conference championship and a berth in the 2021 NBA Finals, Williams and his team currently have the Suns with a 40-9 record this season, the best start in the league. franchise history through the first 49 games of a season. The Suns set a franchise record with an 18-game winning streak earlier this season and currently have 10-game winning streaks, only the second time in Suns history the team has had multiple winning streaks. wins of at least 10 games in a single season (2006–07). The Suns currently rank in the top three in the NBA in offensive and defensive ratings.
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game coaching staff will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference; Williams and his team will coach the All-Star team led by Western Conference leader in fan voting, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. The eligible coaching staff with the best record through Feb. 6 in the Eastern Conference will coach Team Durant.
Reserves for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game will be announced on TNT on Thursday, February 3 at 5:00 PM MT and captains will draft rosters from the group of players elected as starters and reserves during the NBA All-Star. Draft on TNT on Thursday, February 10 at 4:30 p.m. MT.
The 71st NBA All-Star Game is part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Feb. 18-20 in Cleveland. The All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on TNT and ESPN Radio.