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Deng named to first All-Star team

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Luol Deng will be accompanying Derrick Rose to the All-Star Game in Orlando on Feb. 26.

The Bulls forward was named to his first All-Star game along with Eastern Conference reserves Paul Pierce of the Celtics, Chris Bosh of the Heat, Roy Hibbert of the Pacers, Andre Iguodala of the 76ers, Joe Johnson of the Hawks and former llini standout and current Nets point guard Deron Williams.

Deng, Hibbert and Iguodala will be playing in their first all-star game. Rose has been named a starter at point guard.

Coaches of the team with the best record in each conference through games played through Feb. 15 will be named All-Star coaches. At 22-6, the Bulls currently own the conference's best record. Therefore, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau could end up coaching Rose, Deng and the Eastern squad.

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