Jan 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks talks with forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Thunder's Brooks will coach West squad in All-Star Game


Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game to be played on Sunday, Feb. 16, at New Orleans Arena.

The Thunder (36-10) clinched the best record in the Western Conference through games played Feb. 2, after the Portland Trail Blazers’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 28. Frank Vogel and his Indiana Pacers coaching staff will lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars, as the Pacers clinched the best record in the conference by virtue of their 116-92 win over the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 14.

Brooks is in his sixth season at the helm for Oklahoma City, and owns a 270-157 career mark as the Thunder head coach. Brooks has coached one previous All-Star Game, leading the West to a 152-149 victory over the East in 2012. He also was named the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year.

Miami’s Erik Spoelstra and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich coached last year’s All-Star Game, making them ineligible for the honor this year.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET.

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