Jazz's Quin Snyder named Western Conference Coach of the Month

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has been named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in December/January, the NBA announced Monday.

Snyder led the Jazz to a 15-5 record over the first six weeks of the season, including an 11-game winning streak that pushed the Jazz to the top of the NBA standings. Utah finished January with the second-best record in the league and in the conference, just a half-game behind the Los Angeles Clippers.

It is Snyder's second career coach of the month honor, with the first coming in April of 2018.

In January, the Jazz set an NBA record for the most threes ever made in a calendar month with 285. Utah has connected on 15 threes in 10-straight games, which ties an NBA record, and has hit 20 or more threes eights times this season. The Jazz have the fifth-best offense in the league and the sixth-best defense — one of two teams to be in the top 10 in both metrics (the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers is the other).

Snyder is the third coach in Jazz history to win multiple coach of the month awards, joining Frank Layden (who also earned the award twice) and Jerry Sloan (who won it10 times).

Philadelphia's Doc Rivers was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.

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