Former Sacramento Kings head coach Paul Westphal has died at the age of 70, according to writer Mike Lupica.
My dear friend, NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal, passed away today. He was 70, and had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. He was a splendid husband, father, grandfather, player, coach, friend, and man of faith. God now receives into His arms a most honored guest.
— Mike Lupica (@MikeLupica) January 2, 2021
Westphal had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year but maintained his privacy throughout his battle.
Westphal coached with the Kings from 2009-2011, lasting just a few games into the 2011-12 season after publicly feuding with DeMarcus Cousins.
In addition to his lengthy coaching career, Westphal was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his achievements as a player where he was a five-time All-Star and won a championship with the Celtics in 1974.
Our thoughts are with his wife, Cindy, and the rest of his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace, Coach.