Mike D'Antoni Named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for April
NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 – The Los Angeles Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni today was named the NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in April.
D’Antoni guided the Lakers to a share (Denver, Los Angeles Clippers) of the best record in the conference in April at 7-1 (.875). The Lakers won five straight games to close the season, including three over Western Conference playoff teams – Golden State, San Antonio and Houston, the final two without the services of Kobe Bryant (torn Achilles tendon). The seventh-seeded Lakers finished the season 45-37 (.549).