Houston (USA), March 2 (EFE). – Canadian rookie Steve Nash, of the Brooklyn Nets, and Quin Snyder, of Utah Jazz, were named this Tuesday as Coach of the Month award winners at their Eastern and Western conventions.
The two coaches led their team to the best scores in the competition in February.
The 47-year-old, who coaches the NBA team for the first time, won his first coach of the month award after winning the Nets 9-4 in February, the best among the teams in the Eastern Conference.
Canadian coach Nets led Brooklyn to winning eight games in a row, the best in a row since 2006.
Other nominees for the award at the Eastern Conference are Mike Bodenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks) and Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat).
Whereas, the 54-year-old Snyder, who won the award for the third time in his career, brought the Utah team to a 12-2 win record for February, with a net rating of 12.6, the best ever. League.
Currently, Jazz also has the best record in the NBA at 27-8, despite their surprise loss last night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Other nominees for the award at the Western Conference are Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks) and Monty Williams (Phoenix Suns).
Snyder will also be the coach to lead the Western Conference team in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta, while Doc Rivers, from the Philadelphia Sixers, will be in charge of the Eastern Conference team.