Paul Douglas Westphal (November 30, 1950 – January 2, 2021)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm    Post subject: Paul Douglas Westphal (November 30, 1950 – January 2, 2021)

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Westphal had been diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2020.

He grew up in Southern California and played college basketball at USC before being selected 10th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1972 draft.

He won an NBA title with the Celtics in 1974 in just his second season, playing a key role coming off the bench. But his career really took off when he was traded to Phoenix, where his scoring average more than doubled -- to 20.5 a game -- as he helped lead the Suns to their first NBA Finals appearance.

"Westy will forever be remembered as a prominent Valley sports legend both on and off the court," Suns managing partner Robert Sarver said in a statement Saturday. "He built an illustrious career as both a player and a coach. His legacy ranks among the most quintessential basketball icons of all time.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject:

I just saw this on a friends Instagram. So sad to hear he passed. May he RIP
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