Great Britain coach Chris Finch, and his lead assistant, Nick Nurse, are to go head to head in Dallas later this month after the duo were chosen to take charge of the East and West teams at the NBA D-League All Star Game.
Iowa Energy boss Nurse makes a second appearance as coach of the West following a trip to Phoenix for 2009 NBA D-League All-Star festivities. While Finch, in his first season at the helm of Rio Grande Vipers, will coach the East. Both coaching staffs were selected based on their teams having the highest winning percentage by Jan. 26. Prior to the game Finch and Nurse will choose starting lineups for their respective teams.
“The NBA D-League All-Star game is not only a fantastic opportunity for the fans in Dallas to see an exceptionally talented group of NBA prospects compete in person," said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. “It is also a great chance for our players to showcase their skills for NBA team personnel who will gather for the All-Star festivities."