Pacers coach Frank Vogel clinches All-Star coach spot
Indiana coach locks up All-Star coach with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra ineligible and a 10.5 game lead over everyone else in the East.
With the Pacers' win over the Kings Tuesday night, Indiana coach Frank Vogel clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference over any other eligible coach through February 2nd, and as a result, Vogel will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the All-Star Game next month.
At 30-7, the Pacers have a 10.5 game lead over Toronto. The Heat are just three games back, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is ineligible after coaching the team last year. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is also ineligible.
It's a sign of both how awful the Eastern Conference is, and how great the Pacers have been out of the gate. After stumbling to start the year before recovering last season, the Pacers stormed out of the gate this year, and have been one of the bigger stories of the season as the pursue homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers forced a Game 7 with a huge win
Golden State understood what was at stake in Game 6
Paul suffered the injury late in Game 5 on Thursday
Harden is known for getting to the line, but he couldn't do that in Game 6
Injuries are starting to impact the NBA playoffs once again
The two Warriors stars met in the playoffs that year and neither had great results