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Casey, Hornacek named top coaches for December

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Updated: 1/02 3:34 pm

New York, NY ( - Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors and Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for December.

Casey's Raptors lead the Atlantic Division and have won four games in a row, including their last three in the December. They went 8-6 in the month with six road wins, tied for best in the Eastern Conference.

On Dec. 22, the Raptors were the first team to beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

Hornacek's Suns went 10-3 in December with a five-game winning streak from Dec. 4-15 -- their longest since January 2011.

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