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Monty Williams, Joe Mazzulla named NBA Coaches of the Month

The Phoenix and Boston coaches take home the honors for October and November.

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams and Boston Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for October and November.

Mazzulla guided the Celtics to an NBA-best 18-4 start to the season, his first as an NBA coach. Williams drove Phoenix to a 15-6 record in October and November, the best in the Western Conference.

Other nominees: Chauncey Billups (Trail Blazers), Mike Brown (Kings), Willie Green (Pelicans), Will Hardy (Jazz), Taylor Jenkins (Grizzlies), Michael Malone (Nuggets) J.B. Bickerstaff (Cavaliers), Mike Budenholzer (Bucks) and Rick Carlisle (Pacers)