Monty Williams and Joe Mazzulla named NBA Coaches of the Month

After the Rookies and the Players of the Month it is time for the last monthly award with the Coaches. It is not surprising that Monty Williams and Joe Mazzulla reap the first laurels of the season.

If the choice of players can often be debated, the first award of the season among coaches is not so complicated to find. What do Joe Mazzulla and Monty Williams have in common? We let you look at the leaderboard, you have 4 hours. First in the East as in the West, the two tacticians logically win the first award of the season. On paper, there is no scandal, even if one would think that the NBA highlights coaches who would have placed their teams above expectations at the beginning of the season, like Rick Carlisle with Indiana or Willie Green with New Orleans for example. And no, Phoenix and Boston will thus monopolize a second monthly reward out of three.

Coach of the year title, Monty Williams is obviously not at his first attempt. On the other hand, it’s a great first for Joe Mazzulla, who starts his first year in the NBA by going all out. small matter given the good last season. With 18 victories in 22 games, the young coach (34 years old) of the Celtics proves in any case that he has the shoulders for the job and it seems that his group completely sticks to his speech and his methods. What if a rookie coach becomes coach of the year? It is far from impossible.

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Other coaches who received votes according to the NBA: Chauncey Billups (Trail Blazers), Mike Brown (Kings), Willie Green (Pelicans), Will Hardy (Jazz), Taylor Jenkins (Grizzlies), Michael Malone (Nuggets) JB Bickerstaff (Cavaliers ), Mike Budenholzer (Bucks) and Rick Carlisle (Pacers).

Source text: NBA



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