Doc Rivers Named Western Conference Coach Of The Month
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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 January. Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. Rivers also received the award in 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 an 11-3 record in the month of January, the teams winningest month of January in franchise history. The Clippers beat four of the top five teams in the Eastern Conference during the month, including a 91-89 win in Indiana on Jan. 26 and 120-93 home win against Chicago on Jan. 31.
For the month of January, the Clippers ranked 3rd in field goal percentage (47.3%), 4th in three-point percentage (39.3%), 6th in points per game (107.9) and 1st in fewest turnovers per game (11.4).