• Date Of Birth: November 30, 1950
  • Date Of Death: January 2, 2021
  • Spouse: Cindy Westphal
  • Occupation: Basketball player, head coach and commentator
  • City: Scottsdale
  • State: Arizona

Paul Douglas Westphal (November 30, 1950 – January 2, 2021) was an American basketball player, head coach, and commentator.

Westphal played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1972 to 1984. Playing the guard position, he won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974. Westphal played in the NBA Finals again in 1976 as a member of the Phoenix Suns. His NBA career also included stints with the Seattle SuperSonics and the New York Knicks. In addition to being a five-time All-Star selection, Westphal earned three All-NBA First Team selections and one Second Team honor.

After his playing career ended, Westphal coached for Southwestern Baptist Bible College (now Arizona Christian University), Grand Canyon University, and Pepperdine University, and served also as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, and Sacramento Kings in the NBA. Westphal coached the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.

In 2019, Westphal was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Westphal was married to Cindy Westphal and they had two children together. He was a Christian.

In August 2020, ESPN reported that he was diagnosed with brain cancer to which he succumbed in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 2, 2021, at age 70. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.