Thibodeau wins East coach of month

Tom Thibodeau won NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March on Monday after leading the Chicago Bulls to a league-best 13-3 record.

Thibodeau, whose Bulls were 6-0 on the road during March, won 100 games faster than an coach in NBA history with an 86-59 victory over the Orlando Magic on March 19.

Gregg Popovich won the award for the Western Conference after guiding the Spurs to a Western Conference-best 12-3 record in March, including a seven-game winning streak to close the month.