As we continue our examination of players who should be in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (but aren’t), a clear example comes from the Western Conference of the NBA and the Western United States… on both sides of the divide. Why that last aside, you might ask? Earlier this week, a look at Paul Westphal’s Hall of Fame case put forth the question: If Westphal had played...
Days after the induction of 11 new members into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, we’re wondering here at Crossover Chronicles: “Which other players should be part of the club and get their ticket to Springfield?” One player who has not yet received his passport to basketball immortality is Paul Westphal, who starred for the Phoenix Suns in the latter half of the 1970s...
The Brooklyn Nets have named Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries as assistant coaches. Jim Sann will serve as an assistant coach/advance scout on new head coach Lionel Hollins' staff. Hollins replaced Jason Kidd as coach this offseason.
By Cort ReynoldsFrom 1975-81, former Celtic first round pick Paul Westphal was arguably the best all-around guard in the NBA."Westy" was voted first team All-NBA in 1977, 1979 and 1980, and was second team all-league in 1978. From 1977-81 he was an All-Star each year, averaging 19.4 points per game in five mid-season classics while shooting a ridiculous 63.2 percent from the field...
Pretty funny watching this:You may remember Richard Dumas was a pretty talented forward for the Suns during their 93 run to the Finals vs Chicago. In fact Suns coach Paul Westphal declared Dumas to be a future Dream Teamer. John Lucas called him “Dr. J with a jump shot.” Charles Barkley has gone on record saying he was "the most talented player I ever played with." (Definitely...
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