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  1. DeMarcus Cousins kicked out of Sacramento practice

    Nov 29, 2010, 6:21 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Sacramento Kings

    Remember how at Summer League a lot of people were watching DeMarcus Cousins play and saying, “how did he drop all the way to No.5?” (I’m sheepishly raising my hand…) Well, um, the rumors of him being difficult to deal with are apparently more than rumors. DeMarcus Cousins was kicked out of Kings practice today…

  2. NBA Season Preview: The Sacramento Kings

    Oct 19, 2010, 3:56 PM EST

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    Last season: 25-57, in a year that was really all about figuring out that Tyreke Evans is a star you can anchor a team around. He is. And they found a nice young core to go around him. Head Coach: Paul Westphal, who did a pretty good job trying to build young team and getting…

  3. Beno Udrih, your Sacramento Kings starting point guard

    Sep 22, 2010, 9:30 AM EST

    Near the end of last season, Beno Udrih seemed to figure out how to make it work in Paul Westphal’s Sacramento. Granted, Kevin Martin and Sergio Rodriguez were gone, and Tyreke Evans missed some of those games with an injury. Still, the comfort level was unmistakable. This season, Westphal told the Sacramento Bee he is…

  4. Russian coach says USA not cheated out of gold in 1972 Olympics

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

    It remains one of the most controversial basketball games ever. The ending of the 1972 Olympic gold medal game in Munich featured a Russian team getting three chances to inbound the ball late in the game and down one point, and it was on the third they were able to execute a length of the…

  5. Thunder pick up 2011-2012 option on Scott Brooks

    May 5, 2010, 1:10 PM EST

    Coach of the Year winner Scott Brooks was already slated to be the coach of the Thunder for the foreseeable future, but Sam Presti made it official by picking up Brook’s contract through the 2011-2012 season. Not exactly shocking news. The Thunder were incredibly successful this season, particularly relative to their dismal 23-59 in ’08-’09.…

  6. Kings pick up Paul Westphal's option

    Apr 13, 2010, 10:53 AM EST

    One of the most important things in nurturing a group of young players is consistency. They need to know the coaching staff’s expectations and have a chance to grow within them, and coaching changes hinder the ability of players to evolve as a benefit of actual coaching. That’s why the Kings made the right move…

  7. Paul Westphal and Spencer Hawes: the best of friends

    Mar 1, 2010, 12:47 PM EST

    Things have been pretty heavy in Sacramento lately, between the seemingly petty benching of Spencer Hawes over a harmless comment about playing time, head coach Paul Westphal’s head-on collision with the trials of real life, and a constant struggle to get back to the Kings’ early season glory days. In some cases, events such as…

  8. Jason Thompson is down for the count

    Feb 25, 2010, 7:50 PM EST

    Just days after playing yo-yo with Spencer Hawes’ minutes and benching him on a whim, Paul Westphal will now be heavily dependent on Hawes to man the middle for the Kings. The team announced that Jason Thompson, Hawes’ replacement at center and the only player taller than 6’9” on Sacramento’s roster that isn’t Donte Greene,…

  9. Paul Westphal is distracted

    Feb 25, 2010, 12:27 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal is facing some truly unenviable circumstances. Two spheres of his life have come into conflict with one another, as his personal and public interests are fighting for control of his time and his thoughts. Both are deserving and important, sure, but in this case, Westphal could be letting the less…

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