The Lakers 7-1 finish in April was enough to garner Head Coach Phil Jackson Coach of the Month honors.
Here’s the applicable part of the press release.
Jackson led the Lakers to a Western Conference-best 7-1 (.875) mark in April, including wins over Dallas, New Orleans and San Antonio. The Lakers, winners of 57 games this season, are the Western Conference’s top seed. Los Angeles, like Boston, enters the postseason on a four-game winning streak.