Popovich named Coach of the Month

Gregg PopovichLeading the Spurs to a 12-3 record in March, which includes the San Antonio Spurs’ current seven-game win streak, will definitely get you some recognition.

Today, the NBA named Spurs coach Gregg Popovich the Western Conference Coach of the Month for the second consecutive month.

During the month, the Spurs ranked first with 107.1 points per game, nearly six points above their season average of 101.4. San Antonio posted an 8-2 record at home for the month to improve to 21-4 overall at the AT&T Center, second-best in the Western Conference behind the Oklahoma City Thunder (23-4). 

This marks the 14th time Popovich has won the award, which is more than NBA coach has won the award, but don’t expect Popovich to be keeping tabs or to discuss it at all.

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. 

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

Popovich named Coach of the Month

Gregg PopovichSan Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA’s Western Conference Coach of the Month today.

Popovich, along with Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra received Coach of the Month honors for games played in February.

Popovich led the Spurs to an 11-2 record, tying the Heat for the most wins in February. Including their last game in January, the Spurs rattled off an 11-game winning streak, including eight straight road victories, placing them atop the Southwest division. The Spurs had just four home games in February, winning three, and posted an 8-1 mark away from AT&T Center. 

This marks the 13th time Popovich has won the award, which is also the most among current and former NBA coaches. 

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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