LOS ANGELES CA - FEBRUARY 20: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics and the Eastern Conference is introduced before the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February 20 2011 in Los Angeles California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The other members include: owners Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Joe Lacob (Golden State); general managers Bryan Colangelo (Toronto Raptors), Mitch Kupchak (L.A. Lakers), Kevin O'Connor (Utah Jazz), and Sam Presti (Oklahoma City); and coaches Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks), Lionel Hollins (Memphis Grizzlies) and Rivers. The NBPA will designate one of its members to serve on the committee.
That seems like the perfect mix of GM's and coaches. If the Lakers are included, you gotta throw in the Celtics. You've got pugnacious owner Dan Gilbert on one side and a smart, young GM in Sam Presti on the other. You can bet that flopping, flagrant foul reviews, and subsequent suspensions will be on the agenda. The first meeting is scheduled during The Finals. Let's hope that Doc gets an absentee vote because he'll be coaching in June.
Doc's a great choice. He's a well-respected coach by his peers and players alike and his history as a former player gives him great insight about the game. He was also received the Rudy Tomjanovich award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association for his cooperation with the media and fans.