Click here to Skip to main content

Thibodeau, McMillan named April NBA Coaches of the Month

By Official release
Posted Apr 14 2011 3:23PM

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bulls' Tom Thibodeau and the Portland Trail Blazers' Nate McMillan today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.

Thibodeau led the Bulls to a league-best 8-0 record for April. He coached them to victories over Boston, Orlando and New York and locked up the league's best record. Thibodeau's Bulls are riding a nine-game winning streak as they prepare to face Indiana in the first round. In his first season as a head coach, Thibodeau has been selected as Coach of the Month three times (January and March).

McMillan guided the Trail Blazers to a 5-2 record, the best of any Western Conference team for April. Key victories over Oklahoma City, Dallas, the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis helped put Portland in the postseason as the sixth seed. With McMillan at the helm, Portland has reached the playoffs for the third consecutive season and will take on Dallas in the opening round.

Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Denver's George Karl, Miami's Erik Spoelstra, New York's Mike D'Antoni and Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks.

photoPopovich Talks Spurs
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with Jared Greenberg about the upcoming season.
photo2015-16 Top 10 Dunks
Check out the Top 10 Dunks from the 2015-16 season.
photoMedia Day: Cleveland Cavaliers
Check out the highlights from the Cavaliers' media day and the NBA TV crew debate whether Cleveland will repeat.
photoMedia Day: Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry talk about the upcoming season as the Warriors look to bounce back after a disappointing Finals loss.
photoIs Chris Bosh's Career Over?
The NBA TV panel discuss if Chris Bosh's career is over after failing a physical due to continued blood clotting.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.