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Sonics hire Paul Westhead as assistant

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SEATTLE, Wash. - The Sonics have hired Paul Westhead as an assistant to coach P.J. Carlesimo in Seattle. The 68-year-old Westhead is the only coach to win titles in the NBA and WNBA. He did it as a rookie coach with the Lakers in 1980 and last season with the WNBA Phoenix Mercury.

Westhead also was an NBA head coach in Chicago and Denver. He was an assistant to Carlesimo at Golden State.

Westhead coached college teams at Loyola Marymount, George Mason and lassie.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)