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Kevin Durant To Coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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The Thunder star will coach the East team against Orlando’s Dwight Howard who will coach the West squad. (AP Photo) The Thunder star will coach the East team against Orlando’s Dwight Howard who will coach the West squad. (AP Photo)
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Kevin Durant will trade in his uniform for a coaching clipboard for this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity game.

The 2012 NBA All-Star and Thunder standout will coach the East team against fellow All-Star Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic who will coach the West team.

The celebrity game will be played Friday, Feb 24 as the first big matchup of All-Star weekend.

Durant along with teammate Russell Westbrook have both been named Western Conference All-Stars this year and will take part in the All-Star game on Sunday night.

This year's celebrity game includes celebrities from TV, music and film stars like Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo(R&B/pop); Common (Just Wright); JB Smoove ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"); Vinny Guadagnino ("Jersey Shore"); Kevin Hart (Laugh At My Pain); Javier Colon ("The Voice"); Drew and Jonathan Scott ("Property Brothers"); Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"); NBA Legends Mitch Richmond (six-time NBA All-Star), Penny Hardaway (four-time NBA All-Star), and Nick Anderson (NBA legend); 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings (WNBA, Indiana Fever); and Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, "The Doug Gottlieb Show").

The 61st NBA All-Star game will tipoff Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. CST.

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