Chris Bosh to start All-Star Game
2013 NBA All-Star Game
The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 17 in Houston. ESPN has the entire All-Star weekend covered. Index
Spoelstra hinted two weeks ago that he would remain loyal to the Heat regarding any decisions he had to make in his first assignment as an All-Star coach.
Bosh will replace injured guard Rajon Rondo, who is recovering from season-ending knee surgery.
All-Star starters are chosen through fan voting.
There was a possibility that Spoelstra would have taken a conventional approach by replacing Rondo with another guard, with Kyrie Irving being a popular alternative.
But Spoelstra announced his decision to the Heat's team-run website Friday about an hour before he was set to meet with reporters for the scheduled All-Star media availability for players and coaches.