Warriors’ Steve Kerr named Western Conference Coach of the Month

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» Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:51 am

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been named Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in October and November, the NBA announced Friday morning.

Kerr guided Golden State to a league-best 16-2 record that included a league-best 12-game win streak. The Warriors pace the NBA in scoring (117.6), assists (31.1), field-goal percentage (50.2) and point differential (plus-12.7). They had 10 straight games with at least 30 assists, tying for the second longest such streak in league history. In its 43-point rout of the Lakers on Nov. 23, Golden State set a franchise record with 47 assists.

The Warriors’ Nov. 18 win at Boston marked Kerr’s 150th career regular-season victory, making him the fastest coach to reach that feat in NBA history. The 176 games he needed to get to 150 wins bested Avery Johnson (191 games).

In tying the third-longest streak in franchise history with 12 wins, Golden State had only three margins of victory in single digits. The Warriors scored at least 110 points nine times and shot at least 50 percent eight times.

This is Kerr’s fourth career Coach of the Month honor, which equals the number of monthly honors won by all other coaches in Warriors history since the NBA began giving out the award in 1982-83. Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month on Friday.

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