Thibodeau wins coach of month again

The Chicago Bulls' Tom Thibodeau was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the second straight month and third time this season.

Thibodeau led the Bulls to an 8-0 record in April, part of a nine-game win streak to close out the regular season. The Bulls, the No. 1 seed in the East, secured homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs on Wednesday when they beat New Jersey and San Antonio lost to Phoenix.

Thibodeau, in his first season as an NBA head coach, also won the award in January and March.