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Juneau Empire Online Sports: Westphal named Sonics' coach 6/17/98

...players. His system will cater to Payton with aggressive offensive sets. Westphal will occasionally trap and double-team on defense - unlike Karl, whose constant double teams hurt the Sonics in the playoffs. Westphal named Sonics' coach
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...conference's final playoff berth. ``This was a huge game,'' said Seattle coach Paul Westphal, in his first trip back as Sonics coach to Phoenix, where he was fired as Suns' coach in 1996. ``If we win enough games, we can still make the playoffs...
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...Williams ignited a 9-0 overtime run with a 3-pointer. Stojakovic scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter. Sonics coach Paul Westphal was impressed with the Kings. ``Give them credit. This is their second overtime game in three nights...
Jazz sing the blues

...have been a defensive coach, I'd have known the record and we would have walked the ball up the floor more,'' Sonics coach Paul Westphal said with a smile. ``But, seriously, you've got to get it done on both ends of the floor to be...
Round 2: Jazz

...first seven games, Payton had just seven points on 3-for-13 shooting. ``It was just a thorough whipping,'' Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. ``Gary wasn't able to do a whole lot, and we just didn't get any help anywhere else...
Payton tripped, Sonics stumble

...a season-high eight turnovers. The Sonics turned the ball over 20 times that the Suns converted into 23 points. Sonics coach Paul Westphal shook up his starting lineup. He inserted Hersey Hawkins back into the lineup and brought Detlef Schrempf...
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...are some veterans still around contributing.'' ``I don't think of Dale as 38. He's in fantastic shape,'' Sonics coach Paul Westphal said of Ellis, a 3-point specialist. ``When he shoots the ball, the other team cringes.'' Leaguewide...
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...I'm just mystified as to why we are shooting so poorly. We missed a lot of wide-open shots and free throws,'' Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. Westphal said he is hopeful Seattle can even the score Friday night. ``This is the NBA...
Cavs break out of slump vs. Sonics

...for fewest points in a quarter, scoring only eight in the fourth on 3-of-14 shooting. "It was bad tonight," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said. "Eight points in the fourth. When you've had the game in control, it's just a matter of...
Sonics making moves

...abbreviated NBA season. ``I'm really encouraged,'' new Sonics coach Paul Westphal said Thursday night after his team opened...3.2 points and 3.3 rebounds last season. Former Sonics coach George Karl used McIlvaine sparingly in the playoffs...


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