Maine's Steve Clifford has been named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March after his Charlotte Hornets went 13-3 And, April began with another win last night.

Clifford is the former UMaine Farmington player and former Woodland HIgh School coach. His Hornets are playing some of the best basketball in the NBA. The 13 wins in March is a franchise record. At one point, the Hornets had a seven game winning streak.

Last night the Hornets beat fellow Mainer Brett Brown and his Philadelphia 76ers 100-91, Charlotte is now 44-31 and in fourth place in the East.

The Celtics play Clifford's Hornets on April 11th, the next to the last game of the season. That game could very well decide playoff positioning for both teams.