Miami’s 100-85 victory over the Raptors Sunday clinched Erik Spoelstra’s spot as coach of the Eastern Conference All-Stars later this month in Houston. Spoelstra, who will coach the All-Star team for the first time in his career, also hinted that he will start Chris Bosh after Rondo’s season-ending ACL injury left a vacancy.
According to NBA:
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, to be played on Sunday, Feb. 17 (8 p.m. ET), at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The Heat (30-14, .682) clinched the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 3, by virtue of its 100-85 road win against the Toronto Raptors.
According to Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald:
Erik Spoelstra gave a big hint that he will start Chris Bosh in the All-Star Game. “Loyalty unequivocally with Miami Heat.”