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Mark Daigneault nominated for January’s Western Conference Coach of the Month

The NBA announced its recipients for January’s Coach of the Month awards and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault was nominated for it.

This is the third straight month this season that Daigneault has been nominated for the award. He also received nominations in October/November and December.

Daigneault helped lead the Thunder past a brutal month where they played 17 games in 31 days, including five back-to-backs. During that stretch, OKC went a successful 11-6.

The Thunder are currently 33-15 and sit in second place in the Western Conference standings. After finishing second in Coach of the Year last season, Daigneault continues his ascension as one of the best head coaches in the league.

LA Clippers head coach Ty Lue won the Western Conference’s version of the award. Other nominees included Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins and Phoenix Suns head coach Frank Vogel.

The East winner was New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibadeau.

The Thunder also had two other representatives nominated in the league’s monthly awards — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for Player of the Month and Chet Holmgren for Rookie of the Month.

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire