Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has won the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month award for the second time this year, the NBA announced today. Kidd led the Nets to a 12-4 record in March, including a 7-1 record against teams over .500.
Coupled with his win in January, Kidd becomes the first coach in Nets franchise history to win the award twice in the same season, and the second coach in NBA history to win the award twice in his first season coaching. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was the other.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich won the Western Conference award, leading the Spurs to an undefeated 16-0 record.
The Nets have turned their season around in the past three months, going from a 10-21 laughingstock to close 2013 to fighting for home-court advantage in the playoffs. They are an Eastern Conference-best 29-12 in the new year.