Rivers named Coach of the Month

The NBA named Celtics coach Doc Rivers its Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Wednesday for games played in October and November.

Here's more details from the league:

Rivers guided the Celtics to a 13-4 (.765) record, tying Orlando for the best in the Eastern Conference. Boston went 7-1 at home, including a 7-0 mark against Eastern Conference teams. With their .504 field goal percentage, the Celtics are the only team in the NBA shooting 50 percent or better from the field, while also ranking first in the NBA in assists per game (26.5) and first in the Eastern Conference in points per game differential (+7.9).

San Antonio's Gregg Popovich earned the award in the Western Conference.