Cindy Westphal Wiki – biography Cindy Westphal
Cindy Westphal is the wife of Paul Westphal. She was an American basketball player, head coach, and commentator. Westphal enjoyed a historic career in the National Basketball Association, both as a player and as a coach. He played in the NBA from 1972 to 1984. Playing guard, he won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in the 1974 NBA Finals. Westphal returned to play the NBA Finals in 1976 as a member of the Phoenix Suns. Her NBA career also included stints with the Seattle SuperSonics and the New York Knicks. In addition to being a five-time All-Star Game, Westphal won three NBA First Team selections and a Second Team honor.
After her playing career ended, Westphal began training. She coached college basketball for Southwestern Baptist Bible College (now Arizona Christian University), Grand Canyon University, and Pepperdine University, and also served as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, and Sacramento Kings in the NBA. Westphal coached the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
Westphal was born in Torrance, California. She attended Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, California, from 1966 to 1969. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), where she played college basketball for the USC Trojans as a guard. The Trojans had a win-loss record of 24-2 (.923) in 1971, setting a Trojans record for win percentage. She was an All-American and team captain in 1972. Playing for USC from 1970 to 1972, she averaged 16.9 points per game (ppg) and led the Trojans with 20.3 ppg in 1972.
Cindy Westphal and Paul Westphal
Westphal was married to Cindy Westphal and they had two children together. He was a Christian.
Paul Westphal Cause of death
Paul Westphal died Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to the University of Southern California. He was 70 years old. Westphal died after a battle with brain cancer, according to USC, where he played from 1969 to 1972. He is survived by his wife Cindy, two children and grandchildren. In a statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called Westphal “one of the great players of his time.”
“His toughness, skill and intellect made him a key contributor to the 1974 Boston Celtics champion team and a perennial All-Star with the Phoenix Suns,” Silver said.
“He will be remembered for his generosity, leadership and love of the game, which defined his many years in the NBA,” added Silver. “We extend our condolences to Paul’s wife, Cindy, and his family.”