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|Magic's Van Gundy to Coach NBA East All-Stars
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Stan Van Gundy will coach the East in the All-Star game after the Orlando Magic edged Atlanta for the second-best record in the conference through January.
The Magic improved to 32-16 (.667) with their 91-86 victory at Detroit on Sunday. Atlanta was idle Sunday and finished January with a 30-16 mark (.652).
Cleveland has the best record in the East, but Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is ineligible after coaching in last year's All-Star game.
Van Gundy will coach his second All-Star game on February 14 at Cowboys Stadium, having led the East to a 10-point win in 2005 when he was Miami's coach.
Denver's George Karl had already wrapped up the West spot, with the Lakers' Phil Jackson also ineligible.
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