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Doc Rivers, Michael Malone named NBA Coaches of the Month

The coaches in Philadelphia and Denver take home the honors for January.

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for January.

Rivers led the 76ers to an 11-3 record during the month as the team climbed the East standings to reach 3rd with a record of 33-17.

Malone has guided Denver to the top of the West standings with a 35-16 record. The Nuggets posted a record of 12-4 during the month of January.

Other nominees:

West: Mark Daigneault (OKC) and Chris Finch (MIN)

East: Mike Budenholzer (MIL), Joe Mazzulla (BOS) and Erik Spoelstra (MIA)