Suns coach Jeff Hornacek became the first person in NBA history to win Player of the Month and Coach of the Month honors with the same franchise.suns

Hornacek was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for December, when the Suns went 10-3 and had a five-game winning streak. In his first season as a head coach, Hornacek has led the Suns to a 19-11 record that is the seventh-best mark in the league. Only Paul Westphal enjoyed a better start as a new Suns coach when his 1992-93 NBA Finals team went 24-6 in the first 30 games.

Hornacek wins the Coach of the Year honor 22 years to the month after he won the Player of the Month honor as a Suns guard. That was Hornacek’s lone All-Star season when he averaged 20.1 points per game for the Suns.