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Quin Snyder to coach the Western Conference in next month’s All-Star Game

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A well-deserved honor for the presumptive NBA Coach of the Year

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According to Tim Bontemps, Quin Snyder will coach the Western Conference in next month’s All-Star Game

From Bontemps’ article:

Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz will coach the Western Conference entry in next month’s NBA All-Star Game, sources told ESPN.

While the league has not officially announced that the game is taking place March 7, if it holds to its typical timeline of selecting the coach of the team with the best record as of two weeks before the game — which sources say the league intends to do — then Snyder officially locked up the honor with Utah’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

This is a well-deserved honor for Snyder who has led the Utah Jazz to the best record in the Western Conference, and NBA.

Just to be very clear, this isn’t the watered down Eastern Conference. The Jazz are winning against the best teams in the league, from both conferences, and doing it in convincing fashion. Utah has won 19 of its last 20 games and done it with the best net rating in the league.

This is a big win for the Jazz because it provides just another feather in the cap for this season and likely makes Snyder the frontrunner for Coach of the Year.