Paul Westphal Rumors
Duane Rankin: “Every time I saw him, I told him that story. I said, ‘You changed my name .'” Charles Barkley shares story about how Paul Westphal started everyone calling him Chuck. #Suns pic.twitter.com/XytdvkLWrV
Andrew Greif: Suns coach Monty Williams on the late Paul Westphal: “My experience with him was limited, I heard way more about him than I experienced, but the time I had with him was really cool. … I’ve watched him treat people with a great deal of care and he just valued people.”
Duane Rankin: “I’m just sad for Cindy. She’s been through an awful lot. Everyone should be praying for her.” Monty Williams on passing of Paul Westphal, who led Phoenix to its 1st #NBA finals as a player in 1976 and later coached the #Suns to 1993 finals with Charles Barkley as league MVP. pic.twitter.com/ykBIxKYR8x
Kerry Eggers: So sorry to hear of the death of Paul Westphal to brain cancer at 70. Paul was always great to deal with during his time coaching @Phoenix Suns & Sonics. There wasn’t any big shot about him, even though he had been a great player at USC and in the NBA. Tough to lose a good one so young.
Marc Stein: Terribly sad news about an absolute NBA legend and one of the game’s great gentlemen. Only got to cover Westy as a coach but he was a star on the floor and on the bench. Tremendous privilege to see his @Hoophall induction in 2019 and the wonderful speech you knew he would give
Carmichael Dave: Just saw this. Coach was as class as class can be. That term gets thrown around, but he’s the epitome. Always kind, always smiling, always took the time and was so patient and eager to connect. The world is a lesser place without Paul Westphal. Rest In Peace, coach.