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Report: Quin Snyder will coach West in NBA All-Star Game

Snyder becomes first Jazz coach since Frank Layden to to receive honor

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FILE — Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks to Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) on an inbounds play as the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat play in an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Utah won 116-101.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder will coach the Western Conference All-Stars in the NBA All-Star Game, according to a report from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

Snyder has led the Jazz to a 23-5 record, best in the NBA, and Utah has won 19 of its last 20 games, including an eight-game win streak. Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers, who has guided the 76ers to an 18-10 record — best in the Eastern Conference — is slated to be the East’s coach, according to Bontemps.

The NBA has not officially announced the All-Star Game’s date, but Bontemps reported that it is pegged for March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

All-Star starters will be announced Thursday on TNT, with the reserves being named next Tuesday. In the latest fan voting, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell ranks fourth among guards in the Western Conference.

Snyder will be the first Jazz coach to coach in an All-Star Game since Frank Layden did in 1984.