Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Spoelstra, Popovich named Coaches of the Month

By Official release
Posted Mar 1 2012 3:16PM

NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra and the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively for games played in February.

Spoelstra guided the Heat to a league-best 11-2 (.846) record and finished the month on an eight-game winning streak, with all eight wins coming by double figures. The 11 wins and .846 winning percentage each rank second all-time for the Heat in the month of February. With three consecutive victories from Feb. 12-14 at Atlanta, Milwaukee and Indiana, the Heat became the first team to win road games on three straight nights since the Phoenix Suns in 1979.

Popovich led the Spurs to an 11-2 record, tying the Heat for the most wins in February. Including their last game in January, the Spurs rattled off an 11-game winning streak, including eight straight road victories, placing them atop the Southwest division. The Spurs had just four home games in February, winning three, and posted an 8-1 mark away from AT&T Center.

Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Chicago's Tom Thibodeau, Detroit's Lawrence Frank, Memphis' Lionel Hollins, Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks, Orlando's Stan Van Gundy and New York's Mike D'Antoni.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoThunder vs. Suns
Russell Westbrook scores 33 points and dishes out seven assists as the Thunder defeat the Suns at US Airways Center.
photoWestbrook, Thunder Soar Past Suns
Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, as the Thunder beat the Phoenix 109-97 on Sunday.
photoMar. 29: Daily Zap
Recap all of Sunday's amazing action in the Daily Zap.
photoMar. 29: Top 10
Check out the top ten plays from around the Association.
photoMavericks vs. Pacers
C.J. Miles scores 28 points and grabs four rebounds as the Pacers beat the Mavericks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com 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

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.