Officially, Luke Walton has a 0-0 record as Golden State's interim coach, but he still received an award on Tuesday.
Walton, who is filling in for ailing Steve Kerr, was named Western Conference coach of the month for November after guiding the Warriors to a 19-0 record, the best start in NBA history.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt received the award in the Eastern Conference after the Cavs posted a 13-4 record.
The league said Tuesday in a statement that per NBA rules the wins to go Kerr but that Walton was eligible for the award. Kerr left the team during training camp after suffering complications from offseason back surgery. His return to the team is still undetermined.
Walton came to the Warriors last season as player development coach with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D-League. He joined Kerr, Don Nelson and George Karl as the only other Warriors to win the honor.
Also nominated for coach of the month were Charlotte's Steve Clifford, Indiana's Frank Vogel, the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers, Miami's Erik Spoelstra, Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan, Orlando's Scott Skiles, San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Toronto's Dwane Casey.