Boston Celtics coach; Brad Stevens has won Eastern Conference coach of the month honors for April on Thursday.
Stevens led the C's to a 7-1 record in the final weeks of the regular-season. The Celtics ended the month winning their last six straight.
Five of those six wins came against playoff contenders (including Toronto and Cleveland twice respectfully), and Stevens' Celtics not only clinched a postseason berth in the East, they emerge from a pack of five teams as leaders vying for the final two spots.
Boston also went 4-0 on the road officially grabbing the seventh seed, and a date with the second seeded Cavs this weekend. Stevens was nominated for coach of the month back in February, but this is his first time winning the award in his first two seasons with the club.
The Celtics have gone 24-12 since February 2 and have the most wins in the East in that span. It has been reported that Stevens more than likely will get Coach of the Year consideration.
The C's finished 40-42, a 15-game improvement from a season ago, without any all-stars and a very young nucleus.
Former Celtics and current Los Angeles Clippers coach; Doc Rivers won the award for the Western Conference.
You got to love the irony, you really can't make this stuff up.
We wish both coaches Good-Luck as they begin their respective playoff runs, we'll be watching.
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