Chat With Mercury Coach Paul Westhead

Now that the calendar year has rolled into 2006, the 10th Anniversary season for the Phoenix Mercury and the WNBA is in clear sight. Newly appointed Mercury Head Coach Paul Westhead has been racking up hundreds of frequent flyer miles, scouting players and developing a game-plan for the 2006 season so the Mercury can move into the WNBA Playoff picture.

Westhead brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Mercury in 2006. He led Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the LA Lakers to an NBA Championship in 1980. In 1989-90, he guided Loyola Marymount University to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 122 points per game, which still stands as an NCAA record for a season. In addition to LMU and LA, Westhead has held NBA posts in Chicago and Denver and NCAA stints at LaSalle and George Mason. His international coaching experience includes two years with the Japanese pro league.

Westhead's teams have one thing in common -- high powered offense. His run and gun style has been rebranded as "PAUL BALL" and earned him the label of the "GURU OF GO". On Tuesday, January 17 at 11 a.m. Phoenix time (1 p.m. ET), Coach Westhead will chat live with fans and answer questions about the upcoming season. Got a questions for Paul? Send it in now and check back on Tuesday to chat live!

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