Kings Coach Paul Westphal Spark Of The Youth Movement in Sacramento

December 3rd, 2009 by Blake Mehigan Leave a reply »
The Sacramento Kings are once again have one win more than losses. They were over .500 once this season at 5-4, but then lost four straight games. Although most of the games in that stretch were close, they lost four straight none the less.

Since falling three games bellow .500, coach Paul Westphal and his team of young scrappers have pulled together four straight wins. All four wins were hardly close. In the Kings win against New Orleans, seldom used guard Sergio Rodriguez had a break out game. Rodriguez poured in 25 points to go with five assists.

Westphal has been key to the revitalization of a team that was unbearable to watch last year. The Kings coach really knows how to get the best out of what he is given.

With the arrival of Tyreke Evans, Omri Casspi, and Jon Brockman, Sacramento had attempted to forge an identity. The forging is working. A team that looked very uninterested and disjointed last season has appeared to flipped the switch.

They now play every possession with passion and energy, with all five players functioning as a cohesive unit at all times. Their defense is tough, their offense is patient, and their rebound ...

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