Rivers Named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
BOSTON - Boston Celtics Head Coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers was named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the month of November. This marks the fourth time in Rivers' career that he has been named Coach of the Month.
Rivers is just the third coach since the awards inception (during the 1981-82 season) to have won the award for three straight months. He joins Flip Saunders (2005-06 Detroit Pistons) and Larry Brown (2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers) as the only other coaches to have achieved this feat. The Marquette graduate guided the Celtics to a 16-2 record during October and November thanks in part to a six and an eight game winning streak (the eight-game streak is current). The Celtics, who surrendered NBA-low 90.1 ppg, were 10-0 in contests where the opposition tallied 89 or fewer points. Boston won 11 of 12 games against teams that had a record of .500 or better on game day. Rivers won the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Award three times last season, including the opening month of the season.