Stan Van Gundy, George Karl Named Coaches of Month
Posted Apr 22 2005 10:06AM
NEW YORK, April 1 –- Miami Heat head coach Stan Van Gundy and Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month for games played in March.
Karl led the Nuggets to a 12-2 month, with their only two losses coming to the Western Conference-leading Phoenix Suns. Denver ranked second in the league in field goal percentage (.493) and second in points per game (109.2) for the month, while averaging 117.1 points on 53.2 shooting over the last seven games. Their loss to Phoenix on March 13 snapped an 8-game winning streak, the longest since the 1987-88 season.
Other nominees for the Coach of the Month award were Boston’s Doc Rivers, Chicago’s Scott Skiles, Dallas’ Avery Johnson, Golden State’s Mike Montgomery, Houston’s Jeff Van Gundy, Phoenix’s Mike D’Antoni and Washington’s Eddie Jordan.