Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone and Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Coach of the Month, respectively, for April.
Malone guided Denver to a league-best 13-3 record in April, surmounting the loss of star guard Jamal Murray in the process. Brooks, meanwhile, directed Washington to a 12-5 record to help increase their Play-In and playoffs chances.
Battled through adversity and finished 13-3 in April.
Well-deserved, Coach 👏👏👏
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 4, 2021
This marks the first time Malone has earned COTM, while Brooks received the award for the sixth time in his career, his first since the 2017-18 season.
OFFICIAL: Coach Brooks has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April! 👏📋
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 4, 2021
West: Rick Carlisle (Mavericks), Tyronn Lue (Clippers) and Monty Williams (Suns)
East: Nate McMillan (Hawks), Steve Nash (Nets) and Tom Thibodeau (Knicks)