Pelicans coach Willie Inexperienced named NBA Western Convention Coach of Month for Dec. 2022 – NBA Weblog – NBA Basketball Weblog

New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Willie Inexperienced has been named the Western Convention Coach of the Month for December 2022, the NBA introduced at present.

After guiding the Pelicans to a 10-5 report within the month of December, the Pelicans presently sit third within the Western Convention rankings with a 23-14 report, a 10-win enchancment from final season and the franchise’s third-best begin by means of 37 video games. New Orleans notched two separate five-game profitable streaks in December, and completed the month with an 8-1 report on the Smoothie King Middle.

Throughout the month of December the Pelicans ranked third within the NBA, averaging 118.3 factors per recreation. New Orleans was the one Western Convention workforce to complete the month within the high 10 in each offensive (tenth) and defensive (sixth) score, and likewise completed sixth within the NBA and second in Western Convention in web score (3.3).

Inexperienced is the fourth coach in New Orleans franchise historical past to garner Coach of the Month honors, becoming a member of Monty Williams (January 2011), Byron Scott (January 2008, December 2008), and Paul Silas (April 2003).

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