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Paul Westphal

1950 - 2021

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Paul Douglas Westphal (November 30, 1950 – January 2, 2021) was an American basketball player, head coach, and commentator. Westphal played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1972 to 1984. Playing the guard position, he won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Westphal has received more than 1,155,892 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Westphal is the 270th most popular basketball player, the 10,764th most popular biography from United States and the 161st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Paul Westphal ranks 270 out of 1,268Before him are Cliff Hagan, Anatoli Polivoda, Angelė Rupšienė, Rudy Fernández, Theodoros Papaloukas, and Pierluigi Marzorati. After him are Valdis Valters, Teresa Edwards, Alexey Shved, Chauncey Billups, Bob Kurland, and Sergio Rodríguez.

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Among people born in 1950, Paul Westphal ranks 530Before him are Timothy M. Dolan, Chris Claremont, Jorge Del Castillo, Anthimos Kapsis, Mike Campbell, and Dietmar Danner. After him are Inge Helten, Cristóbal Montoro, Jenny Beavan, Erkki Liikanen, Pavel Panov, and Jurelang Zedkaia. Among people deceased in 2021, Paul Westphal ranks 583Before him are Mario Osbén, Mike Gravel, Paul Mariner, Beverly Cleary, David Khakhaleishvili, and Lisa Banes. After him are Jane Withers, Carl Levin, Mo Hayder, Toshihiko Koga, Puneeth Rajkumar, and Francesc Arnau.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Westphal ranks 10,764 out of 18,182Before him are Bam Margera (1979), Kathlyn Williams (1879), Foy Draper (1911), Chester Morris (1901), Becky G (1997), and Patti Davis (1952). After him are John Hiatt (1952), Danny Pino (1974), Sue Monk Kidd (1948), Chris Sanders (1962), James Lipton (1926), and Jan Peerce (1904).


Among basketball players born in United States, Paul Westphal ranks 161Before him are Tom Thibodeau (1958), Adrian Smith (1936), Alex Hannum (1923), Bob Kenney (1931), Bob Lanier (1948), and Cliff Hagan (1931). After him are Teresa Edwards (1964), Chauncey Billups (1976), Bob Kurland (1924), Duane Swanson (1913), Jack Ragland (1913), and Harry Gallatin (1927).