New York, NY – The Indiana Pacers' Frank Vogel and the Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins have been named the top coaches for the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively, for April.
Vogel's Pacers posted an Eastern Conference-best 12-3 mark, including an NBA- leading 5-0 mark on the road. The team's 12 wins were the most in a month since November 2003 (13-2).
Hollins' Grizzlies, who went 13-3 in April, tied a franchise record for most victories in a month (March 2004). Memphis ended the regular season with a home win against Orlando, it franchise-tying 11th straight triumph at FedExForum.
Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Atlanta's Larry Drew, Boston's Doc Rivers, Denver's George Karl, New York's Mike Woodson, San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, and Utah's Tyrone Corbin.