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Boston’s Kyrie Irving (U.S. Team) and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki (World Team) will serve as honorary coaches in MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars. The official Rising Stars head coaches will be an assistant coach from each 2019 NBA All-Star Game coaching staff. The All-Star Game coaching staffs are determined by the best record in each conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Irving, a six-time NBA All-Star selection who will start this year’s All-Star Game, was the 2012 Rising Stars MVP. Nowitzki, a 13-time All-Star from Germany, ranks seventh on the NBA’s all-time points list (31,254) and is the career scoring leader among international players. He played in the 2000 Rising Stars.

Inspired by Charlotte’s basketball origins, the Nike-designed Rising Stars uniforms put a modern twist on the jerseys worn by the American Basketball Association’s Carolina Cougars in the 1960s and 1970s. The U.S. Team’s light blue uniform and the World Team’s charcoal uniform both feature a MTN DEW ICE jersey patch.