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Coach Nick sat down with now fired coach Paul Westphal to talk offensive philosophy.

Coach Nick sat down with now fired coach Paul Westphal to talk offensive philosophy.

Coach Westphal responds to his critics.

Coach Westphal responds to his critics.

Paul Westphal Staff Meeting - Hitler-ized

Paul Westphal Staff Meeting - Hitler-ized

Dinner & Enthusiasm With Paul Westphal

Dinner with Paul Westphal

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Phil Jackson commands $12 million because he...

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Phil Jackson commands $12 million because he delivers the goods. Great players win games, but great coaches win championships. It is with that in mind that I scratch my head at two recent coaching hires in particular. Case 1: The Phoenix Suns. You're talking about making a championship run, even acquire the top-dollar contract of Shaquille O'Neal to show you're serious, and then you sign first Terry Porter and then Alvin Gentry to lead the way. Both are nice guys, don't get me wrong, but you don't get a championship-caliber coach for $2 million a year. Case 2: The Sacramento Kings. The Maloofs are serious about winning, have issued a mandate that the team will compete for a playoff spot in 2009-10 or heads will roll . . .and then you take the lowest bidder in your coaching search. They tried to rush Rambis into taking the position, though offering only $1.5 million, and quickly signed Paul Westphal when he offered to sign for less. Westphal is now the lowest-paid coach in the league and he's expected to take a lottery team and make them a playoff contender.

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=12956

I think, No. 1, there needs to be an improvement in the defense and rebounding. Without improvement...

I think, No. 1, there needs to be an improvement in the defense and rebounding. Without improvement in those two areas, wins aren't going to follow at all. I think that's a key thing we're going to have to focus on. I think there are some good pieces on this team. But if it doesn't get shored up in those areas, it's going to be hard to get wins. And you can't win in this league by letting teams shoot more than 40 percent on threes and by being outrebounded by a wide margin. Those are going to be big focuses.

Paul Westphal, as quoted by Sam Amick of The Bee

More Rumors for Paul Westphal's Staff

Four potential assistant coaches have been bandied about for Paul Westphal's new staff.

Polling GSoM: Which "hoops quad" will be the kings of Northern California in 2k9-2k10?

Which 4 will suck less in 2k9-2k10? Warriors: Nellie, Monta, Randolph, and Biedrins Kings: Westphal, K-Mart, JT, and Hawes

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