Knicks' Tom Thibodeau named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for May

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Tom Thibodeau in huddle
Tom Thibodeau in huddle

Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau has been named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for May, after leading the team to a 6-3 record and clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

They went 3-3 on a long road trip that included tough games against the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers, plus a win against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Knicks finished the regular season with a 41-31 record and will face off against the No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks (41-31) in the first round. New York went 3-0 against them in the regular season thanks to great performances by Julius Randle and RJ Barrett.

Thibodeau is a top candidate for the NBA Coach of the Year Award, along with the Phoenix Suns' Monty Williams and Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder.

Additionally, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts was named the NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month, as they went 42-30 in the regular season and earned the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.