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Mike Brown named Coach of the Month for February

For the third time in his career, and 2nd time this season, Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February.  Brown also won the award in December.

Brown led the Cavaliers to an Eastern Conference-best 9-3 (.750) record during the month, which marked the Cavaliers best February since the 1995-96 season when the team went 10-2. The team’s 46-12 record overall is their best start in franchise history. While going 4-1 at The Q (an NBA-best 26-1 for the season) this month, Cleveland also went 5-2 on the road (20-11 on the road during the season, an Eastern Conference best).

During February, Cleveland led the Eastern Conference in point differential (7.7) and held their opponents to conference lows in points (89.1) and opponent field goal percentage (.435) while ranking second in opponent three-point percentage (.318) and third in opponent rebounding (38.9). At home, they held opponents to an Eastern Conference-best 86.6 points on only .433 shooting while averaging 98.8 points. The Cavaliers opened the month by winning their first three games from Feb. 1-Feb. 4 and ran off five straight victories from Feb. 11-Feb. 24.

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan won the award in the Western Conference.