Press Release from the C's:
BOSTON – Boston Celtics Head Coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers was named Coach of the Month for the month of November. Rivers is the first Celtic coach to be named Coach of the Month since Chris Ford was named Coach of the Month for the month of April, 1992 when the Celtics went 9-1.
Rivers guided the Celtics to a 13-2 month. The 13 wins tied the team for the most wins in franchise history during the month of November with the 1985-86 Celtics who were 13-1. The Celtics also started out 8-0 at home in the TD Banknorth Garden which is the best start at home since the 1985-86 Celtics who started 9-0. The Celtics allowed a league-low 88.6 points per game during November and also led the league in points per game differential averaging 13.7 points more per game than their opponents, the only team in the NBA to average 10 or more points per game than their opponent. The margin of victory for the Celtics was even larger at home as the team averaged 21.6 more points than their opponents at the TD Banknorth Garden. The Celtics also posted the best field goal percentage defense in the NBA holding opponents to 41.0 percent from the floor. The Celtics posted the second best field goal percentage offense in the NBA, shooting 48.3 percent.
This is the first time in Rivers’ career that he has been named the NBA’s Coach of the Month. He joins Ford, Jimmy Rodgers and K.C. Jones as the only Celtics coaches to win the award since its inception in the 1982-83 season.