Found January 05, 2012 on Washington Times:
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings fired coach Paul Westphal on Thursday, cutting ties after two-plus seasons amid a slow start and an escalating dispute with young center DeMarcus Cousins.Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement ahead of the team's home game against Milwaukee on Thursday ...
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