Mazzulla, Udoka Named Coaches Of The Month

The Celtics Joe Mazzulla and the Rockets Ime Udoka were named the NBA’s Coaches of the Month for March, the league announced today (via Twitter).

Boston, which has clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference, finished 12-4 last month. Houston, which is battling for a play-in tournament berth in the West, posted a 13-2 record in March, winning 11 consecutive games at one point.

It’s a bit of an ironic twist, as Mazzulla was named Boston’s interim coach prior to last season after the team suspended Udoka for an improper relationship. Mazzulla eventually had the interim tag removed during last season, while Udoka ended up in Houston.

The Magic’s Jamahl Mosley and the Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau were the other Eastern Conference nominees. The Thunder’s Mark Daigneault, the Mavericks’ Jason Kidd and the Nuggets’ Michael Malone were the other Western Conference nominees (Twitter link).

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