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Mike D'Antoni named Coach of the Month for February

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  1. Clutch

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    Press release...

    Rockets Mike D’Antoni Named Western Conference Coach of the Month


    HOUSTON – Today, the NBA announced that Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for February. It is his third Coach of the Month award with Houston (Dec. of 2016; Oct./Nov. of 2017) and the eighth of his career. He joins Rudy Tomjanovich as the only coaches in franchise history with three Coach of the Month awards.

    The Rockets have won a season-high tying 14 straight games, including 12-0 in February. That marks the third-most wins without a loss in a single month in franchise history (14-0 in Nov. 1993; 13-0 in Feb. 2008). According to ESPN Stats & Info, Houston is the sixth team in NBA history to record multiple 14-game winning streaks in a single season.

    Eight of the Rockets 12 games in February were on the road. Houston has won a season-high tying eight straight road games, which is tied for the third-longest streak in franchise history.

    For the month, Houston outscored opponents by an average of 14.0 points per game. The Rockets have the highest point differential (+8.9 ppg) in the NBA this season. Opponents averaged just 98.8 ppg in February, down from 106.4 ppg the first 49 games of the season.

    Houston averaged 6.2 more 3-pointers made per game than opponents for the month and held the opposition to 31.0% shooting from behind-the-arc. The Rockets lead the NBA in 3-point differential this season (+5.1 per). No other team has a differential higher than 3.0 per game. Houston has hit 944 3-pointers with 21 games remaining. That is already the sixth-highest total in NBA history.

    The Rockets have won 21 of their past 23 games and have the highest winning percentage (.787; 48-13 mark) in the NBA. Houston needs to go 11-10 over the remainder of the season to finish with the best record in franchise history (58-24 in 1993-94). The Rockets are 31-1 when Clint Capela, James Harden, and Chris Paul play together this season and are outscoring opponents by an average of 13.7 points in those games.
     
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    11-10, the Rockets got this! Best season in franchise history :)
     
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    Congrats DAN-TONI...

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    Not gonna lie, given what we've seen, if the Rockets don't get at least 62 wins, it would be pretty disappointing. But overall, I just want us to be healthy throughout the playoffs. None of this other stuff really matters.
     
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  6. Deuce

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    Great work MDA! Keep working on those rotations
     
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    And Dad of the Month went to Doc Rivers who managed to play Austin Rivers 34.1mpg in February.
     
  8. chenjy9

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    MDA is the biggest crow I had to eat. I will gladly admit I was very upset when we signed him. I could not be happier that I was so wrong about it.
     
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    Does Mike deserve to be COY again?

    His competition should be Brad Stevens and Dwayne Casey. I feel he does really deserve it if we finish the season strong.
     
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    Same here
     
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    Who won ?! Mike , Dan or Toni ?!
     
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    "Dantonio won." - Matthew McConaughey
     
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    Undefeated. Well deserved
     
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    Picking up quite the amount of awards with Houston.
     
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    As far as I am concerned, Miiiike, Daaan and Toooney all won! Right, right, right.
     
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    Well deserved Coach! Keep up the good work!
     
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    I do too, but Casey might win it.
     
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    I admitted last season I was totally wrong about him. Although he does still have to do a better job in the postseason. That 7-man rotation in Game 5 vs the Spurs was a bad move.


    It's gonna be Dwayne Casey. No one expected the Raptors to be THIS good. The only way D'Antoni wins B2B COTY awards is if Toronto falters down the stretch and if the Rockets keep this winning streak going beyond 20 games and finish with something like 65 wins.
     
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    COTY B2B
    Believe it again!


    I hope...
     
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    Best seasons in Rockets history are '93-'94 & '94-'95 (they won Rings)
     
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