Late last Tuesday, the Kings agreed that Paul Westphal would be their fourth coach within the last three years. This was the scoop that a league source told David Aldridge who is a TNT analyst. They have agreed on a two year deal with more than $3 million at stake and another year which is an option to be taken for another $2 million.
The Kings agreed to choose Westphal over the assistant of Lakers, Kurt Rambis and the Boston Assistant Tom Thiboeau. The co-owner of the Kings thought that it was the best idea to hire the former Mavericks Assistant coach in the year 2007-2008 and who won being the general manager of Sacramento over Geoff Petrie.
Westphal had been a payer and a coach in the NBA for a longtime now and that experience that he had with the Phoenix Suns and the Seattle SuperSonics had made the Kings decide to get him and replaced Kenny Natt when the team finished off 17-65, the worst in the NBA and in the franchise history as well.
As the other hire, Rambis, eyed for a salary higher than 1.5 in the first year, this makes Westphal the lowest paid head coach in the NBA league. However, Westphal had been strongly recommended by some people including the owner of Mavericks Mark Cuban and the Pheonix Suns Player Kevin Johnson, the present Sacramento mayor.
According to Maloof, Westphal is very good in the offense and what he can do to make a perfect team is to hire a good assistant with an equally genius idea on the defense. Is this a good action that the Kings made? Will we be expecting something spectacular as the nest season would start with the Kings having a new coach to guide them? This is something that we will be looking forward to in the next season of NBA.