Paul Westhead is a retired American basketball coach who began his career in 1970 and retired in 2014.
He coached in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), American Basketball Association (ABA), and Japan Basketball League, and was the head coach of three NBA clubs and an assistant coach for four others (JBL).
He led a rookie Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers to the 1980 NBA Finals, which they won in six games for the team's first title in eight years.
Westhead won championships in both the NBA and the WNBA, and he is most known for coaching the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball team during the school's heyday.
Westhead is recognized for his unorthodox "The System" run-and-gun approach.
Because of his previous work as an English teacher and his inclination to quote Shakespeare and other literary sources while coaching, he was dubbed "The Professor." Saint Joseph's University was his alma mater.
Paul Westhead's net worth is currently estimated at $3 million.
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"If Shakespeare had been in pro basketball, he never would have had time to write his soliloquies. He would have always been on a plane between Phoenix and Kansas City."
"The key to the fast break is every one running hard for their teammates."