Paul Westphal Takes The Fall For the Sacramento Kings

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...
Via The Sports Rocker
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Westphal firing a sign of new NBA

                The Sacramento Kings fired head coach Paul Westphal Thursday. One the surface, one can look at the teams early record, even last years record, and say ok fine. After starting the season just 2-5, albeit with limited training camp, a young team, and an off-season of relocation scrutiny, did he deserve it, based on record alone? Probably not. The Kings brass...
Via The Sport Sofa
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Not a kingly decision

Paul Westphal isnt the first NBA coach to lose a battle with a player, but he may be the first to get fired over someone who may not be worth the trouble. Thats the uncertainty concerning the Sacramento Kings decision to can Westphal on Thursday. Word is, former Golden State coach Keith Smart will receive a two-year contract and replace Westphal immediately. The young Kings won...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings Fire Paul Westphal After Ugly Loss In Denver

The Sacramento Kings have decided to fire coach Paul Westphal after a turbulent 2-5 start.  The Kings won their first game of the season, an upset over the Lakers, but just about everything has gone wrong from that point on.  Westphal had been unable to get his young Kings team to buy into his system, and DeMarcus Cousins had to be asked to stay away from a home game against...
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January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings fire coach Paul Westphal

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 night. Assistant coach Keith Smart, let go by the Golden State Warriors...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings fire Westphal after 2-5 start

The Sacramento Kings fired Paul Westphal Thursday after a public feud between the coach and young center DeMarcus Cousins. The move also comes after the Kings dropped five of the first seven games of the season, including blowout losses to the Grizzlies and Nuggets the past two nights. "I want to thank Paul for all of his effort on behalf of the Kings," said President...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings fire coach Westphal, replace him with Smart

The Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Paul Westphal amid a slow start to the season and ongoing drama with disgruntled center DeMarcus Cousins.The Kings wasted no time tabbing a replacement, naming Keith Smart to the position."I want to thank Paul for all of his effort on behalf of the Kings,” Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said in a statement....
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings fire Paul Westphal

Multiple reports indicate that the Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Paul Westphal, with the speculation that the controversy with second-year player DeMarcus Cousins might be the reason.

Via Los That Sports Blog
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

King’s players on Paul Westphal’s offense: “What offense?”

“What offense?” When the guy who is supposed to be the anchor in the middle for your franchise says that about the team’s offensive system, you’ve got a serious issue. You’ve got a coach on the hot seat. You’ve got Sacramento. In the race to the bottom for the first coach fired this year, Knicks…
Via Pro Basketball Talk
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Evans, Cousins Unhappy With Westphal's Offense

Paul Westphal's contract expires after this season.
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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