South Bay Lakers Head Coach Coby Karl was named NBA G League Coach of the Month for games played in February, it was announced today. The award is the second of Karl’s career and his first since November 2017.
Karl led South Bay to a league-best 7-2 (.778) record in February, their best month of the season and best since November of 2017. For the month, South Bay led the league in points (130.8), points off turnovers (27.3), fast break points (23.2) and points in the paint (62.4). The team also ranked fifth in steals (9.8) and sixth in field goal percentage (.469).
Of South Bay’s seven wins in February, five came against teams currently in the top seven of the Western Conference. The team had their largest win in franchise history when they beat the Texas Legends, 140-98, on February 19 and had their best comeback win of the season when they overcame a 21-point deficit en route to a 152-148 win over the Iowa Wolves on February 23.
Karl and the Lakers face the Salt Lake City Stars tonight at 6:00pm from the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT.