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Vogel and Stotts named Coaches of the Month

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Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers and Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month respectively for October and November.

Vogel has led Indiana to the best start in the franchise history and the 16-2 (.888) mark and they are still undefeated at home. They also managed the most blocked shots in the league (121) and outscored their opponents by an NBA-best 11.4 ppg.

Stotts saw the Blazers reach an 11-game winning streak, including sweeping a four-game road trip for the first time since January 2003 as part of an incredible run of form away from home. Portland also won in Denver for the first time since December 2007 when they defeated the Nuggets 113-98.

But Stotts' boys won in the battle of the in-form teams on Monday beating the Pacers 106-102 and ending their seven-game win streak. Both teams top their divisions, Indiana the Central and the Trail Blazers the Northwest.

Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Houston's Kevin McHale, the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers, Miami's Erik Spoelstra, Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich.

Kevin McHale angered San Antonio's Gregg Popovich when he decided to oddly stand next to Tim Duncan during the inbound on Monday during the Rocket's 112-106 win against the Spurs. 

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