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Heat historic win streak helps Erik Spoelstra win Coach of the Month award for February

Spoelstra, Gregg Popovich named Eastern, Western coaches of month

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was named the NBA Eastern Conference coach of the Month for February.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was named the NBA Eastern Conference coach of the Month for February.

NEW YORK – After leading one of the most improbable win streaks in NBA history Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wins the NBA Eastern Coach of the Month award for February.

Spoelstra and the Heat opened the month of February with five consecutive wins, which extended Miami's improbable and historic winning streak to 13 overall - the likes of which had never been done before by a sub-.500 team.

The Heat finished the month of February with an 8-3 record and in the thick of the playoff race.

Gregg Popovich of the Spurs was named the NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for February.

The Spurs posted an 8-2 record in February.