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We are the Valley of the Suns

Remember when Connie Hawkins, Gail Goodrich, and Dick Van Arsdale led the second-year Suns to the brink of the Western Conference Finals and the near-defeat of Wilt Chamberlain and the Los Angeles Lakers? When Alvan Adams and Paul Westphal led a 42-40 upstart team to game six against Boston in the 1976 NBA Finals? That […] We are the Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - Valley...
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August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has no shortage of job opportunities

You remember Jeff Hornacek, right? So the head coaching gig with the Washington Wizards didn't work out. Former Suns coach Jeff Hornacek is still in the mix for other jobs. Does he follow in the footsteps of Suns great Paul Westphal? Report: Kings to interview Jeff Hornacek, Mark Jackson and David Blatt this week — SI NBA ...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
May 04, 2016

This is the Kings first formal head coaching search in seven years

Five head coaches, three general managers, and two ownership groups later, the Kings are finally playing the field for a head coach While Vlade Divac has been making calls to the next head coaching candidates, much has been made of the fact that no Sacramento Kings head coach has lasted two years since Paul Westphal. Since then, Keith Smart, Mike Malone, Ty Corbin, and now George...
Via Sactown Royalty
April 20, 2016

Hall of Fame Game: Detlef Schrempf deserves to have his name called

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Game: Paul Westphal should enter the Hall

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets Hire Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf, Jay Humphries On Coaching Staff

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.
Via RealGM
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Paul Westphal?

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...
Via Celtics Life
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Dumas' with the steal

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...
Via Celtics Life
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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