Raptors’ Casey, Warriors’ Kerr named Coaches of Month

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr have been named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Coach of the Month, respectively, the NBA announced Wednesday.

Casey guided the Raptors to an 11-3 mark, the best in the East during December. The Raptors outscored opponents by 8.6 points, second-best in the league (next to the Warriors).

Kerr and the Warriors finished December with a 13-2 record, despite playing 11 of those games without All-Star guard Steph Curry.

Other nominees for Coach of the Month: Chicago’s Fred Hoiberg, Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue, Houston’s Mike D’Antoni, Miami’s Erik Spoelstra, Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau, Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan, San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich and Washington’s Scott Brooks.