Frank Vogel and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago.
With Thursday's 128-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers (36-9, .800) clinched at least a tie for the best record in the Western Conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 2. The Utah Jazz is the only team with the potential to tie the Lakers for the best record in the Western Conference through games played on Feb. 2.
According to NBA rules, the first tiebreaker to determine an All-Star Game head coach is better head-to-head record. The Lakers have won both games against the Jazz this season and the teams do not meet again until March, giving Vogel the tiebreaker over Utah head coach Quin Snyder.
As a result, Vogel has earned the spot to coach Team LeBron over the 13 other eligible Western Conference head coaches. The Denver Nuggets’ Michael Malone was ineligible because he served as a head coach in last year’s NBA All-Star Game.