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DOC RIVERS NAMED WESTERN CONFERENCE COACH OF THE MONTH

The NBA announced today that L.A. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has been named Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in April. Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. Rivers also received the award in February of 2016 and April of 2015. He is the third Clippers coach in franchise history to earn the honor (Vinny Del Negro, December, 2012 and Larry Brown, March, 1992).

The Clippers posted a 6-1 record in April, best in the Western Conference. The Clippers surrendered 100 or more points just twice in seven games and held opponents to an average of 94.1 points on a league-low 40.6 percent shooting from the field. The Clippers were a perfect 4-0 at home with wins over two playoff teams, Dallas and Memphis.

The Clippers ended the season with a 53-29 mark, their fourth straight season of at least 53 wins.