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Jayson Tatum won’t be the lone member of the Celtics representing the franchise at this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Even before the league announced the reserves for this year’s game, Tatum – who was announced as a starter late last week – has already gotten some company.

On Monday night, the NBA announced through its league communications Twitter handle that Joe Mazzulla will be the head coach for ‘Team Giannis’ in this year’s All-Star Game. The rest of the Celtics’ coaches will staff the game along with Mazzulla.

  • The announcement was a bit of a formality, as Mazzulla and his staff clinched the spot by the Celtics having the best record in the Eastern Conference by the league’s decision date, which is this upcoming Sunday. The Celtics are currently 36-15, two and a half games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks for first place in the East.

    This will be the third time in the last 24 years a first-year head coach will coach in the NBA All-Star Game. Mazzulla was named the Celtics’ interim head coach back in September.

    Mazzulla, his staff, and Tatum will likely have at least one more familiar face joining them at the All-Star Game as well. Jaylen Brown is expected to be selected as a reserve, with the announcements for that part of the roster coming on Thursday. The two captains – Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James – will then pick their rosters the night of the game.

    The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 19. This year’s game is in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at abarth@985TheSportsHub.com.

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