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NY Times: Tay was almost an All-Star

According to today's NY Times, Tay Tay had his fair share of supporters amongst the fourteen Eastern Conference coachesNote: under the rules, Flip cannot vote for his own player. in their voting for All-Star reserves.

Four Pistons were named as Eastern Conference reserves (Tayshaun Prince, not invited, wins a toaster). Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and Knicks Coach Larry Brown had said they would vote for all five Pistons starters and, apparently, they were not alone.

It is believed that five coaches in the East voted for five Pistons, according to a team executive informed of the results. The executive was granted anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss league results.