McHale led the Timberwolves to a 10-4 (.714) record, good for a share of the third-best mark in the Western Conference (Denver) for games played in January. The 10 wins marked Minnesota’s most successful month since March, 2005, when the Timberwolves posted a 10-5 record. Minnesota won five straight games to open the month, and posted a 5-1 mark on the road.
Other nominees for the Coach of the Month were Boston’s Doc Rivers, Charlotte’s Larry Brown, Cleveland’s Mike Brown, Denver’s George Karl, New York’s Mike D’Antoni, Philadelphia’s Tony DiLeo, Portland’s Nate McMillan and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich.
- Tampa Bay Informer
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