Udoka led the Celtics to a 15-4 record in the last seven weeks of the season to finish as the No. 2 seed in the East at 51-31 overall. Boston had the league's best defensive rating (tied with the Golden State Warriors), while completing an historic turnaround in a three-month span.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd and Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March and April. pic.twitter.com/qqFmoqeZev— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 12, 2022
The Celtics started the 2021-22 campaign 23-24 (11th place) and once the calendar flipped to January they were off and running, going 28-7 in their final 35 games. Udoka led his team to an 11-1 start to March before injuries affected the end of the month.
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