Paul Westphal Rumors
Duane Rankin: “He said, ‘Chuck, you’re not going to talk to us?’ I said, ‘Who you talking to? My name is Charles, not Chuck.’ He said ‘Oh Paul call you Chuck.’ I said ‘From this day forward, my name is going to be Chuck.’ I had never been called Chuck until I got traded to Phoenix.” #Suns RIP
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