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January 13, 1989 | Paul McLeod
Bill Westphal remembers the days when his younger brother, Paul, now an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Assn., was "just a little squirt hanging around my USC buddies" in their North Redondo Beach neighborhood. "Back then he was my brother," Bill said of Paul. "Now that he's famous, I'm his brother." Both count successful careers in basketball.
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May 18, 1988 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
Bill Westphal, the Occidental College basketball coach who was forced by the school to give up a coaching job in the World Basketball League because it was in violation of NCAA guidelines, will replace his brother, former NBA star Paul Westphal, as the coach at Grand Canyon College in Phoenix. A news conference was scheduled for this morning on the campus of the Arizona school.
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May 25, 1988 | SAM FARMER
Brian Newhall, the junior varsity basketball coach at Occidental College, has been named to replace Bill Westphal as the school's varsity coach. Newhall, 28, coached his 1987 team to a share of the conference championship and a 13-11 overall record, 8-4 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn., despite having no starter taller than 6 feet, 2 inches. Last season, the Tigers (12-14, 4-6) finished fourth in the conference.
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May 25, 1988 | SAM FARMER
Brian Newhall, the junior varsity basketball coach at Occidental College, has been named to replace Bill Westphal as the school's varsity coach. Newhall, 28, coached his 1987 team to a share of the conference championship and a 13-11 overall record, 8-4 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Assn., despite having no starter taller than 6 feet, 2 inches. Last season, the Tigers (12-14, 4-6) finished fourth in the conference.
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January 13, 1989 | Paul McLeod
Bill Westphal remembers the days when his younger brother, Paul, now an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Assn., was "just a little squirt hanging around my USC buddies" in their North Redondo Beach neighborhood. "Back then he was my brother," Bill said of Paul. "Now that he's famous, I'm his brother." Both count successful careers in basketball.
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April 21, 1988 | GORDON MONSON, Times Staff Writer
Bill Westphal, basketball coach at Occidental College, has resigned as coach of the Vancouver Nighthawks of the World Basketball League because an NCAA rule prohibits him from coaching both a professional and college team. Westphal, the 44-year-old brother of former NBA player Paul Westphal, was scheduled to attend the beginning of Vancouver's training camp last week but did not show up after Occidental President Richard Gilman informed him such a move would violate the NCAA constitution.
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April 6, 1990
Bill Westphal, who resigned from his position as Occidental College basketball coach in 1988, was fired Thursday as coach at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Westphal replaced his brother, Paul, who left Grand Canyon in 1988 to become an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns. Paul Westphal, a USC graduate, played guard for the Suns and Boston Celtics in the 1970s.
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January 6, 1989 | SAM FARMER, Times Staff Writer
Occidental College basketball Coach Brian Newhall has penciled "golf with Westy" in his date book to remind him of Sunday's commitment to Bill Westphal. However, if things go as planned for Newhall, his relationship with the Grand Canyon College coach will be far less amicable Saturday night. The Tigers' first-year coach, who took over for Westphal last year, is hoping to square off with his predecessor in the final of the Occidental tournament.
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January 5, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD
Cal State Dominguez Hills won't have many breaks in its men's basketball schedule from here on. The Toros (6-5), who open California Collegiate Athletic Assn. play Jan. 13, will play host to unbeaten Grand Canyon College of Phoenix in their final CCAA tuneup tonight at 7:30. Grand Canyon (11-0) returns three starters and is defending NAIA champion. However, the team's leading scorer, Danl Williams (24 points a game), is not expected to play. He is sidelined with a hairline fracture in a foot.
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May 18, 1988 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
Bill Westphal, the Occidental College basketball coach who was forced by the school to give up a coaching job in the World Basketball League because it was in violation of NCAA guidelines, will replace his brother, former NBA star Paul Westphal, as the coach at Grand Canyon College in Phoenix. A news conference was scheduled for this morning on the campus of the Arizona school.
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April 21, 1988 | GORDON MONSON, Times Staff Writer
Bill Westphal, basketball coach at Occidental College, has resigned as coach of the Vancouver Nighthawks of the World Basketball League because an NCAA rule prohibits him from coaching both a professional and college team. Westphal, the 44-year-old brother of former NBA player Paul Westphal, was scheduled to attend the beginning of Vancouver's training camp last week but did not show up after Occidental President Richard Gilman informed him such a move would violate the NCAA constitution.
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January 6, 1989 | PAUL McLEOD, Times Staff Writer
Robert Barksdale scored 21 points and Anthony Blackmon added 20 points and 13 rebounds as Cal State Dominguez Hills defeated visiting Grand Canyon College, 81-73, in a non-conference game Thursday night. It was the first loss for Grand Canyon (11-1), defending NAIA champion. Dominguez Hills, a Division II school, upped its record to 7-5 before a crowd of 221. Both were without starters.
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November 18, 1988 | SAM FARMER
In the past, Caltech students have had much more success converting mass into energy than converting a jump shot into 2 points. So some Occidental players considered it a slap in the face when one preseason basketball poll listed Caltech as the only team between the Tigers and the basement in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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