Warriors’ Steve Kerr earns spot as Western Conference coach in 2015 NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK – Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and his staff will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game to be played on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Madison Square Garden.

The Warriors (34-6, .850) clinched the best record in the Western Conference through games played Feb. 1, by virtue of their 126-113 win over the Houston Rockets on Jan. 21.  Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

Kerr, in his first season at the helm for Warriors, has steered Golden State atop the overall NBA standings through games played on Jan. 21.  Golden State is in the midst of a franchise-record 17-game winning streak at home.

Indiana’s Frank Vogel and Oklahoma City’s Scott Brooks coached last year’s All-Star Game, making them ineligible for the honor this year.

The 64th NBA All-Star Game in New York City will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage.