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Bulls' Thibodeau, Hornets' Williams win monthly coach award

By Official release
Posted Feb 1 2011 3:23PM

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bulls' Tom Thibodeau and the New Orleans Hornets' Monty Williams today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.

Thibodeau led the Bulls to a 12-4 record on the month, including a 90-79 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics on Jan. 8. The Bulls have gone 11-0 against Central Division opponents, and are the only team in the NBA without a division loss. Chicago's 44.5 rebounds per game rank second in the NBA, and its 92.0 points allowed per game rank third.

Williams guided the Hornets to a 12-4 mark in January, including a franchise-record 10-game winning streak. New Orleans averaged 7.0 steals last month, and lead the NBA in second chance points allowed (9.71). The Hornets held 9 of 16 opponents under 90 points last month, including the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs in a 75-71 victory on Jan. 22.

Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Boston's Doc Rivers, Charlotte's Paul Silas, the Los Angeles Clippers' Vinny Del Negro, Miami's Erik Spoelstra, Memphis' Lionel Hollins, Philadelphia's Doug Collins and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich.

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