Terry Stotts Named Western Conference Coach Of The Month For November
Portland won 11 straight in November, currently sits atop Northwest Division
PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts was named the NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for November, it was announced today by the NBA.
In his second year at the helm, Stotts led Portland to a 13-3 start to win the award (NBA includes games played in October), including an 11-game winning streak from Nov. 8-25, and a seven-game road streak that ran from Nov. 1-23.
The Trail Blazers’ 13 wins in the month tied a franchise best, and the team’s four-game sweep of a road trip from Nov. 15-20 marked the first 4-0 trip since January of 2003.
At 14-3, Portland currently sits atop the Northwest Division and is tied with Miami and San Antonio for the second-best record in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers are averaging 104.6 points (fifth in the NBA), 44.9 rebounds (eighth) and 23.1 assists (ninth) per game.
Stotts becomes the sixth coach in team history to take home the honor, joining Jack Ramsay, Mike Schuler, Rick Adelman (3), Mike Dunleavy (2) and Nate McMillan (3).
Indiana’s Frank Vogel was named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. Portland hosts Indiana tonight at 7 p.m.