Mike Brown and Lebron James Captured Eastern Conference Awards

Mike Brown and Lebron James were named the Eastern Conference Coach and Player of the Month, respectively.

This is the first time Mike Brown earned the award. Mike Fratello was the last Cavs head coach to receive the award.

The other winners were:
– Fratello in December 1994.
– Lenny Wilkens on three occasions (February 1993, December 1988 and April 1988).
– George Karl (February 1985).

In the month of January, the Cavaliers led the Eastern Conference with 11-3 record including six roads games. Cleveland also led the NBA in rebounding.

In January, Lebron James led the NBA in points per game (32.8), including eight games of over 30 points.