Duane Casey to coach Team LeBron in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Toronto Raptors head coach Duane Casey will coach Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

With their victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, Toronto (33-15) clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 4 among the 14 conference teams with a head coach eligible for the 2018 All-Star Game.

While the Boston Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference, their head coach Brad Stevens is ineligible because he coached the East in last season’s All-Star Game.

Under a new All-Star Game format that replaces the traditional matchup between conferences, each 2018 All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference.  Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and his staff will lead the All-Star team that features Golden State’s Stephen Curry as captain.

Casey, who has never been a head coach in an NBA All-Star game, will coach the All-Star team captained by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James.

The NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.