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D'Antoni Named Western Conference Coach Of The Month

Rockets coach honored for the ninth time in his career

January 02, 2019 - 3:51 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- After guiding the Rockets to an 11-4 record in December, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month Wednesday.

After beating the Chicago Bulls to begin the month, the Rockets lost their next three games only to win 10-of-11 to close out December. The team won its final five games despite a hamstring injury to guard Chris Paul.

This is the ninth time that D'Antoni has won coach of the month honors, the fourth time he's won it as head coach of the Rockets, which is a franchise record. 

The Rockets are 21-15 this season, fourth place in the Western Conference. They'll take on the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference Finals rematch Thursday night in Oakland.