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Willie Green, Jacque Vaughn named NBA Coaches of the Month

The New Orleans and Brooklyn coaches take home the honors for December.

New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green and Brooklyn Nets coach Jacque Vaughn have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for December.

Green guided the Pelicans to a 10-5 record in the month, while Vaughn and the Nets went 12-1 in December thanks to a 12-game winning streak.

Other nominees: Taylor Jenkins (Grizzlies), Jason Kidd (Mavericks) and Michael Malone (Nuggets), J.B. Bickerstaff (Cavaliers), Rick Carlisle (Pacers), Jamahl Mosley (Magic) and Doc Rivers (76ers)