Hornets coach James Borrego on LaMelo Ball not starting yet: “If you’re turning the ball over 5 times in 16 minutes, that ain’t gonna cut it for me. If you’re doing that on offense, you better be bringing something on defense.”
>New ESPN story: After leading the Utah Jazz to the NBA’s best record and wins in 19 of their last 20 games,
Quin Snyder will coach the Western Conference in next month’s All-Star Game.
>Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel is ineligible to coach this year, having done so last season, while Monday's win clinched Utah having a better record than the Clippers no matter what happens the rest of this week.
>Snyder, 54, has piloted Utah to the NBA's best record at 23-5, including wins in 19 of its last 20 games, entering tonight's showdown with the LA Clippers in Los Angeles. Utah has the league's fourth-best offensive rating (116.6 points per 100 possessions), second-best defensive rating (107.4) and best net rating (plus-9.2). The Jazz are the only team that resides in the top five in both offensive and defensive rating, and the Phoenix Suns are the only other team that is in the top 10 in both categories (10th and 6th, respectively).
>Snyder will be the first Jazz coach to represent the West in the All-Star Game since Frank Layden in 1984. Remarkably, despite all of his success in Utah, Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan never did so in his more than two decades
Wait Jerry Sloan never did this? That's wild
The jazz don't have a marquee superstar. Like a lot of other western conference teams. While arguments can be made for Mitchell and Gobert. To put together the season they're having so far is unreal. If they keep this up Quin Snyder is coach of the year. It's not even close either.