Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is the NBA Eastern Conference coach of the month for April and why now. The Celts finished with a 7-1 and won their final six games, including a 4-0 road record.

It all means the C's finished 40-42. That's a 15 game improvement over last year. The Celts will be the #7 seed and play #2 Cleveland in the playoffs starting Sunday at 3pm.

This is the first time in his two years in Boston that he as been named coach of the month.

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