Red Team Wins At All-Star Game
|Blake Ahearn and Courtney Sims with the MVP Trophy.|
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At the 2009 edition of 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game, the Red Team defeated the Blue Team by a score of 113-103. Dakota's Blake Ahearn and Iowa's Courtney Sims were named Co-MVPs.
All-Star Weekend Videos
2009 All-Star Game Highlights
2009 All-Star All-Access
Dream Factory Friday Night Highlights
The NBA D-League All-Star Blog
Read the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Blog to keep up on all of the happenings from Phoenix, Arizona.
White Soars At Dream Factory Friday
At the 2009 edition of Dream Factory Friday Night, Anaheim's James White won the Slam Dunk Contest, Dakota's Blake Ahearn was victorious in the three-point shootout, and Albuquerque's Will Conroy took the crown in H-O-R-S-E.
NBA D-League Players Take Part In Day Of Service
Numerous NBA D-League players took part in NBA Cares Day of Service, in Phoenix during All-Star Weekend. Bakersfield's Derrick Byars, Dakota's Maurice Baker, and Fort Wayne's Walker Russell took part in a playground build in a Phoenix neighborhood.
2009 All-Star Game Preview
Top scorers Will Conroy and James White will lead the Blue Team against the Red Team's dominant big man Courtney Sims and sharpshooter Blake Ahearn in the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game. The All-Star Game preview runs down the rosters and covers all 20 players who will take part in Saturday's game.
Rosters Set For 2009 All-Star Game
Three replacement players were named to the rosters for the third annual NBA D-League All-Star Game which will be played on Feb. 14 at the NBA's All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas. The game tips off at 2 p.m. MT on Jam Session's Center Court and will air live on NBA TV.
Twenty of the NBA D-League's top players were selected to be All-Stars by a combination of fan balloting on nba.com/dleague and voting by the League's 16 head coaches. The selections were divided up into two 10-man teams, the Red Team and the Blue Team, by members of the NBA and NBA D-League's Basketball Operations staff. The Red Team will be the home team, while the Blue Team will be the visitors.
| Blue Team
|Will Conroy, Albuquerque||Blake Ahearn, Dakota|
|Walker Russell, Fort Wayne||Maurice Baker, Dakota|
|Cedric Bozeman, Anaheim||Derrick Byars, Bakersfield|
|James White, Anaheim||Trey Johnson, Bakersfield|
|Marcus Williams, Austin||Othyus Jeffers, Iowa|
|Ronald Dupree, Utah||Luke Jackson,
|Antonio Meeking, Reno||Richard Hendrix,
|Josh Davis, Colorado||Brent Petway, Idaho|
|Chris Hunter, Fort Wayne||Courtney Sims, Iowa|
|Erik Daniels, Erie||Lance Allred, Idaho |
Dream Factory Friday Night
The NBA Development League Dream Factory Friday night, an innovative skills competition modeled after the popular NBA All-Star Saturday Night, returns for the second straight year to Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:15 p.m. MT.
|The Dream Factory Friday winners with their trophies.|
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Twelve NBA D-League players, including six with NBA experience, four who were drafted by NBA teams and two returning champions from the 2008 NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night, will showcase their skills during the evening’s competitions. This year’s event includes a Slam Dunk Competition, a Three-Point Shootout featuring an all “money-ball” rack and the NBA D-League’s second annual game of H.O.R.S.E.
Lance Allred, Idaho
Joe Crawford, Los Angeles
Erik Daniels, Erie
Will Conroy, Albuquerque
Keith Clark, Tulsa
Othyus Jeffers, Iowa
Brent Petway, Idaho
James White, Anaheim
Blake Ahearn, Dakota
Gary Forbes, Tulsa
Trey Johnson, Bakersfield
Ernest Scott, Rio Grande Valley
2009 All-Star Coaches
Iowa Energy head coach Nick Nurse and Austin Toros head coach Quin Snyder will coach the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star game in Phoenix on February 14, it was announced today. Nurse, Snyder, and their assistants earned the honor by securing the best winning percentages in the league through Jan. 27.
Nurse’s Energy (15-6, .714) started the season winning nine of the team’s first 10 games and has secured a league-best 9-2 home record. Also in his second season as head coach, Snyder has led his Austin Toros to a 16-7 (.696) mark through the team’s first 23 games.
Prospect Watch: All-Star Picks
Matthew Brennan made his picks for the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game in the Prospect Watch. The team rosters, consisting of ten players each, were announced on Tuesday, February 3.