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Pat Riley

With Kerr back, NBA reviewing who will coach West All-Stars

With Steve Kerr back on the Golden State bench, the NBA is trying to determine who will coach the Western Conference All-Stars.

Kerr returned from back surgery Friday, but is ineligible to coach in the All-Star Game after doing so last year. The league is deciding if Warriors assistant Luke Walton would be eligible.

Spokesman Tim Frank says: "We are reviewing our rules around the West coach situation to determine what is appropriate."

Walton led the Warriors to a 39-4 record and a two-game lead over San Antonio in Kerr's absence.

Coaches are not allowed to coach consecutive years, a rule that dates to Pat Riley's dominance of the West when he...