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Former Kings coach Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer

Sad news for the former Kings coach.

Former Sacramento Kings coach and NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The news was shared by Westphal's longtime friend Mike Lupica.

Westphal coached two full seasons for the Kings from 2009 to 2011, before being fired 7 games into the 2011-12 season. Westphal often butted heads with a young DeMarcus Cousins, and battled the front office in how best to discipline Boogie.

We at the Kings Herald send our thoughts and prayers to Paul, his wife Cindy, and his family and friends. Hopefully he can have a quick and full recovery.

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RobHessing
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August 9, 2020 12:01 pm

Paul Westphal is a very nice & gracious man. Prayers to Mr. Westphal & his family.

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August 9, 2020 12:05 pm

Awful news. Prayers to him and his family. Hoping for a successful and speedy recovery.

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RikSmits
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August 9, 2020 12:30 pm

Horrible news. Get well soon, Mr Westphal.

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August 9, 2020 12:31 pm

Very sad to hear this.

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August 9, 2020 1:21 pm

I met Paul when he first came here in 2009. He was very kind and gracious. Get well Paul.

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August 9, 2020 1:55 pm

I wish him the best. Out of all the irrelevant coaches who had their time in Sac; Westphal, Malone, and Joerger, I will always cherish. Westphal for the Reke ROY campaign. Though his plays may be dull, his interviews and clashes were often entertaining. Fire cancer! Go Westphal!

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August 9, 2020 2:33 pm
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I’ll always love his press conference after the last game of the season in 2011 when it appeared the Kings were moving to Anaheim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ZSSlPr2HA

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August 9, 2020 1:56 pm

He has led quite a life. A lot to look back on and be proud of. Best wishes to him, his family, and his friends.

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August 9, 2020 2:13 pm

I’m very sorry to hear this, I wish him well.

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August 9, 2020 4:15 pm

Terrible to hear. Godspeed Paul.

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August 9, 2020 4:16 pm

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August 9, 2020 5:50 pm

He did not have the greatest stint with the Kings but he was a great coach and player. I did always enjoy his post game interviews as well.

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August 9, 2020 5:50 pm

One memory that will forever stick out to me: Paul Westphal as being the head coach of the team that came back from a 35 pt deficit in Chicago. Prayers to him and his family.

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August 10, 2020 8:18 am

Him trolling STR from his retirement porch after Boogie causing problems is an all timer

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