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IOWAíS NICK NURSE AND AUSTINíS QUIN SNYDER TO COACH 2009 NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2008 Ė 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.
Nurseís Energy (15-6, .714) started the season winning nine of the teamís first 10 games and has secured a league-best 9-2 home record. The squad is currently on a four-game winning streak. Nurse, currently in his second year as head coach in Iowa, has produced two GATORADE Call-Ups in Courtney Sims, who was also honored as the seasonís first Performer of the Week on Dec. 1, and Anthony Tolliver who were called up to the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Hornets, respectively. Nurse will be joined by Energy assistant coach Gary Garner in Phoenix.
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The 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game will be held on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas at 2pm MT.
The NBA D-League will also host the second annual Dream Factory Friday Night, a skills competition similar to NBA All-Star Saturday Night, which will include a three-point shootout, a slam dunk contest, and a game of H.O.R.S.E. Dream Factory events will take place on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas beginning at 7:15 p.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 13.