Doc Rivers was selected by the NBA as the league's Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. San Antonio's Gregg Popovich received the top honors in the Western Conference.
Rivers led the Celtics to a 13-4 mark through November, tied with Orlando for the best record in the conference. The Celtics also recorded two wins over the Miami Heat in much-hyped showdowns and beat Oklahoma City on the road. The Celtics are 7-1 at TD Garden and 7-0 against the rest of the Eastern Conference.