Red Claws’ Coaching Staff to Lead Futures Team at 2013 NBADL All-Star Game

PORTLAND, ME (January 29, 2013) – The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced Red Claws Head Coach Mike Taylor and his staff will coach the Futures Team at the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game when the Prospects and Futures teams take to the court at Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center at 3 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Taylor, along with assistant coaches Tunde Adekola and J.P. Clark, earned the trip to Houston by virtue of a 17-10 record and winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Canton Charge, who had the same record through games of Jan. 27, for the League’s second-best winning percentage. Bakersfield’s Will Voigt was selected to helm the Prospects Team based on having the highest winning percentage with a 17-8 record in the three-division NBA D-League in games played through Jan. 27. This will be the first All-Star appearances for both coaches.

The 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game returns to NBA All-Star festivities for the seventh consecutive year. The game, which will feature 20 top NBA D-League prospects, will air live on NBA TV at 3 PM ET.

“Coach Taylor and his staff have done a tremendous job in Maine this season,” said Boston Celtics Director of Player Personnel Austin Ainge. “The NBA D-League, especially in the East Division, has been incredibly competitive this season, and this is a much-deserved honor for Mike, Tunde and J.P.”