NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 – Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Dan Craig has been named the NBA Development League Coach of the Month for games played in December.
Craig guided Sioux Falls to a 9-1 record for the month, as the Skyforce improved to 14-3 on the season, tops in the NBA D-League. Sioux Falls held opponents to less than 50 percent shooting in all 10 games this month, and six of the nine Skyforce wins came by 10 or more points. Craig oversaw the emergence of DeAndre Liggins, who registered triple-doubles in victories over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Dec. 18 and Dec. 27.
Craig is in his first season as head coach for Sioux Falls, but has been a part of the Miami Heat organization for 13 seasons. Craig was the head coach of Miami’s NBA Summer League teams the past three years. Last season, he served as Assistant Coach/ Director of Player Development for the Heat.
Other coaches receiving consideration for the monthly award were Austin’s Ken McDonald, Bakersfield’s Chris Jent, Delaware’s Kevin Young, Maine’s Scott Morrison, Rio Grande Valley’s Matt Brase and Texas’ Nick Van Exel.