Found January 07, 2012 on The Sports Rocker:
The Sacramento Kings did the inevitable today. They fired Head Coach Paul Westphal. With Westphal, it's the same story, over and over and over. This is his is third head coaching gig in the Association, and none has lasted more than four years. In other words, he wouldn't make it out of his first contract as a college coach.Here are the numbers:Westphal's first three seasons in Phoenix went great. two first place finishes and one second place finish in the Pacific Division. When you're coaching a starting rotation including perennial All-Stars in Chuck Barkley, Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson, A.C. Green, and then you have Danny Ainge coming off the bench, who couldn't coach that team to a nice finish. I could roll a ball out and have them in at least third place.Then came the 1995-96 season. The Suns were just a bit older, and started out horribly. Westphal was fired after a 14-19 start. KJ got injured and played in only 56 games. Michael Finley was a rookie, and was...
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