Stevens, Rivers named NBA's top coaches for April

New York, NY ( - Boston's Brad Stevens and the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers have been named the NBA's coaches of the month for April.

Stevens led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference's best record in April at 7-1. Boston closed the month with six consecutive victories -- five of them against playoff teams -- to claim the seventh seed in the East.

Rivers guided the Clippers to the league's only undefeated record in April at 7-0. The Clippers open postseason play as the third seed in the Western Conference.