With the Sacramento Kings firing Paul Westphal, many emotions and questions from all over the spectrum are coming to the surface. One of the best outlets for anything Kings related is SB Nation's resident Kings expert and NBA mastermind Tom Ziller, who had some intriguing things to say on twitter:
Y'all don't need to blame this one fully on Cousins. Westphal used his own rope.— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) January 5, 2012
By his own rope Ziller means of course means that whole fiasco with DeMarcus Cousins a few days ago. You remember, Westphal sent out a statement telling everyone that Cousins was sent home?
What the hell was the point of Petrie letting Westphal put out that statement on Sunday?— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) January 5, 2012
No one may ever know. But the fact of the matter is the Kings are in disarray, and there are few places to turn for answers right now.
Westphal's gone, but this franchise is more of a mess than ever. Petrie has a lot to answer for.— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) January 5, 2012
And according to SI's Sam Amick, GM Geoff Peterie had been 'distancing himself' from the team as of late, isn't going to help either. This team may be a mess, but Ziller still keeps looking forward:
If Petrie keeps his job and Smart isn't hired as the full-time head coach, big money on Brian Shaw getting the gig this summer.— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) January 5, 2012
For more on the firing of Westphal or more on the Kings in general, head over to Sactown Royalty.