Terry Stotts named Western Conference Coach of the Month for February
Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for February, the league announced on Friday.
Stotts led the Blazers to a 6-3 record in the abbreviated month of February that also included the NBA All Star break. The Blazers are at a season-high 15-games over .500 at 38-23, tied for the 3rd in the Western Conference standings.
The Blazers have the Raptors on Friday night and the Hornets on Sunday morning before the 7-game road trip finally wraps up next week in Memphis.
From the Trail Blazers press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 1, 2019) – Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts has been named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for February, the league announced today.
Currently in his seventh season at the helm, Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 6-3 month, which matched the best record in the West for February. Winners of five straight, The Trail Blazers are 4-0 on their current seven-game road trip, and five of Portland’s six wins in the month came against current playoff teams with winning records.
At 38-23, Portland is tied for third in the Western Conference standings.
Stotts has won the award six times, the most by a Trail Blazers head coach. He is also the only current NBA head coach to win it in each of the past six seasons.
On Jan. 18 vs. New Orleans, Stotts joined Jack Ramsay as the second coach in franchise history to reach 300 wins and is one of five active NBA head coaches to have 300 victories with their current team.
Stotts previously won the award in November 2013, December 2014, February 2016, March 2017 and January 2018, joining Rick Adelman (3), Nate McMillan (3), Mike Dunleavy (2), Ramsay and Mike Schuler as Trail Blazers head coaches who have taken home the honor.
Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.