PODCAST: Interview with former Laker and LMU coach Paul Westhead

This week, JJ, Mike and Tyler speak to legendary basketball coach Paul Westhead and reminiscing about great Los Angeles Lakers teams of the past.

Westhead coached the Lakers to the 1980 NBA championship, the first of the Showtime era, and helped revolutionize the game with his up-tempo style, especially at Loyola Marymount where his teams broke scoring records and, after the on-court death of Hank Gathers, made a magical run through the 1990 NCAA Tournament.

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Mike and JJ go together like mac and cheese: they’re best friends, business partners and Long Beach sports experts. They’ve been working together for over a decade covering Long Beach local sports and now run the562.org, a community-funded nonprofit media outlet.