NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal Diagnosed with Brain Cancer: 'Please Pray for Friend, No. 44'



Westphal began his NBA career in 1972 when he was drafted as the No. 10 overall pick by the Boston Celtics, with whom he secured a NBA title in 1974. He later went on to play for the Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks. Westphal also head coached for SuperSonics, Sacramento Kings and Suns, and recently served as an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets.

The former point guard was also a five-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA first-team honoree. His No. 44 jersey is retired by the Suns.

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2019.

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